Khao Sarn vendors defy enforcement of hawking ban

Vendors on Khao Sarn road, an area renowned for street foods and popular with western backpackers,  have openly defied the City Hall’s vending ban on the sidewalks. Officials of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration  said they wanted to impose order in the area which for years has been occupied by vendors who ply their trade on both side of the roads.  They launched a major clean-up of the street today but met strong resistance from many vendors and plan to limit their trading hours to 6pm-midnight. City workers during a big clean-up of Khao Sarn Road on Wednesday. Many vendors joined the cleanup but only to re-erect their stalls afterward and demanded the city administration to put off the vending ban on the pavements which went into force today. Earlier, on Tuesday about 100 vendors converged in front of the City Hall to protest the vending ban.  They also submitted a...


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