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Crackdown on Bangkok street stalls

Move to relocate them or restrict touting to night-time part of campaign to 'reclaim the sidewalks' as ruling junta vows to 'clean up' Thailand's image

An academic is worried about "the effect on the poor who depend on street vending for their livelihood. The . . . pavement is not only for pedestrians but also for the people to earn their living."


THEY sell everything from noodle soup to sex toys, but Bangkok's famed street hawkers are now facing a crackdown as authorities in the fast-growing metropolis struggle to make space for pedestrians on the crowded pavements.

The move to relocate thousands of sellers from...

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