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    Vol.61/No.33           September 28, 1997 
Workers Protest Austerity In Thailand  
Thousands of workers demonstrated in Bangkok, Thailand, over the weekend September 13 -14, protesting austerity measures in face of the economic crisis there, and calling on the prime minister to resign. The finance minister estimated 1 million workers will lose their jobs in the aftermath of the devaluation of the Thai currency, the baht, July 2. "Poor people pay off the debt while the evil capitalists sell off the country," was the slogan of the demonstration.

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