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A protest at the coup-installed parliament in December 2007 was aimed purely at stopping the enactment of laws that gave the military too much power and undermined the rights of the people, a court has been told. 

First defendant Jon Ungphakorn and nine other activists have been accused of inciting unrest and violence after they climbed over a parliament fence and sat in the compound.

They wanted to stop the coup-installed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) from passing bills covering security, land and natural resources management during a protest in December 2007, he told the Criminal Court at Ratchada on Tuesday.

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