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03 December 2008 :: 09:12:18 am 39810

Protest Leaders Announce Victory, Agree to Leave Airports on Wednesday

BANGKOK, Dec 2 - Anti-government protest leaders officially announced they would end their week-long siege of Bangkok's two main airports on Wednesday morning.
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Sondhi Limthongkul, a key People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) leader, announced victory after the Constitution court stripped Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat of his post and dissolved the ruling People Power Party and its coalition partners the Matchimatipataya Party and Chart Thai Party for electoral fraud during elections in December 2007.

Serirat Prasutanont, chief of the Suvarnabhumi airport and acting director of Airports of Thailand (AoT), said the AoT needed to clean up and inspect security and damage at both Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang airports.

Suvarnabhumi would remain closed until December 15, he said.

Cargo services resumed operation on Tuesday, with eight cargo-flights landing at Suvarnabhumi airport in the evening.

Mr. Serirat reiterated Thai people should never use airports as a tool for political strategy. Meanwhile, PAD protesters were still occupying the airport areas.

The airport was shut down since last Tuesday after PAD protesters stormed the terminal and blocked the runways. The shut down has left hundreds of thousands of foreign travellers stranded in Thailand. (TNA)

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Thailand News

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