PAD shuts down Surat Thani Airport

September 2nd, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The People’s Alliance for Democracy have sealed all entrances and exits at Surat Thani Airport and declare their intention to shut down the airport’s runways to use as a rally site against the government.

People’s Alliance for Democracy members in Surat Thani province conducted a demonstration at Surat Thani Airport by blockading incoming and outgoing routes to the airport, as well as entrances and exits to terminals. Vehicles, airport staff, and local citizens have been unable to enter or leave airport grounds.

The Director of Surat Thani Airport, Mr. Chamnong Sarn-Aksorn (จำนงค์ สารอักษร) said that he has bolstered security and increased safety measures at the airport, following the PAD’s seizure of airport runways for use as a rally site. Local authorities report that the general atmosphere remains orderly, with a continuous caravan of People’s Alliance for Democracy supporters from various districts in Surat Thani arriving at the airport.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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