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November 27, 2008

Second Bangkok airport closed, protests continued

Filed under: Politics and conflicts,Somchai Wongsawat,Thailand — admin @ 5:00 am

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Following on from Tuesday night’s invasion of Bangkok’s new international airport, Suvarnabhumi, the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) have now taken over the Thai capital’s old Don Mueang international airport, forcing the Thai authorities to shut it down. The expansion of the protest at Don Mueang is reported to be a move to prevent cabinet ministers flying to Chiang Mai for a meeting with the Prime Minister, Somchai Wongsawat.

Yesterday’s closure of Don Mueang airport saw at least 3,000 passengers were reported to have been stranded for 16 hours in terminal buildings until they were evacuated.


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Sources

  • “Thai protests shut second airport”. BBC News Online, November 27, 2008
  • “Second airport closed”. The Bangkok Post, November 27, 2008
  • “Protest continues in Thai capital, 2nd airport closed”. CTV.ca News, November 26, 2008
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