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Sidewalk wars! Bangkok governor draws battle lines with banned Siam Square traders

The governor of Bangkok has vowed to keep sidewalk traders out of Siam Square after they were chased out of the area.

Governor Asawin is determined to stick to the policy of zoning, banning traders selling their wares in the busy area of Bangkok.

The traders had formed a Line application group called “”Siam Comeback” in which they threatened to re-take control of their old pitches.

Thesakij (local administration) officials said the traders tried to seize parts of the sidewalks on two occasions earlier this month but were thwarted after threats were made of military intervention in the matter.

Manager reported that the public were in agreement with the ban and were happy to be able to walk in the area unencumbered by street traders.

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