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Big reception for Mae Wong marchers

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The 388-kilometre protest march by the Seub Nakhasathien Foundation against the construction of a dam in Mae Wong National Park received overwhelming support from the public on Sunday as members walked the final stage in Bangkok, from Kasetsart University to the Bangkok Art and Cultural Centre. 

Thousands of supporters turned out on Sunday to welcome the environmental campaigner Sasin Chalermlap, who arrived in Bangkok after a 388-kilometre walk to protest plans to build a dam in Mae Wong National Park in Nakhon Sawan province. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

Sasin Chalermlap, secretary general of the foundation, and other members, accompanied by several thousand supporters, arrived at the BACC late in the afternoon and were met by a huge crowd, many of them wearing white T-shirts bearing a no-dam logo. 

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