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Thai vendors march to break trade boycott

Local leaders, vendors and housewives in Thailand’s Narathiwat district held a walking parade around the city to encourage traders to conduct their business as usual on Fridays to spur retail trade.

The campaign message was also sent through state outreach channels to traders in 12 other districts.

Narathiwat is the first insurgent-infiltrated province in the far South to mount such a campaign since insurgent threats on the past two Fridays turned many normally bustling trade centres in the region into ghost towns.


(Source: Bangkok Post)