Tourists relief as Thai protests end

2nd Dec 2008

Thai anti-government protesters have agreed to end their occupation of Bangkok’s airports, allowing thousands of stranded tourists to leave.According to the latest reports passenger flights from the main international airport are to resume on 4th December.However, a government official says the first flights out of Suvarnabhumi international airport will leave for Rome and Sydney on Dec. 5.

People’s Alliance for Democracy leader Sondhi Limthongkul said Tuesday that thousands of protesters who have been camped at Suvarnabhumi international airport and the domestic Don Muang airport will leave by Wednesday morning.

Airport authority chairman Vudhibhandhu Vichairatana said he inspected the airport and found no damage.

The news follows a court ruling that forced Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat to step down over election fraud and disbanded his governing party.



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