(The Phuket News)
PHUKET — Some 100 vendors and business owners who have been making a living on Patong Beach for years reacted angrily to the appearance on the beach this morning of municipal officials accompanied by heavily armed soldiers.
Suriya Sintoke, Managing Director of the Solemio Group, which has had two medium-sized wooden restaurants on Patong Beach selling Thai and European food, pizzas and drinks for the past three years, complained to The Phuket News that the whole thing was unfair.
“I have a contract from the Patong Municipality allowing me to build my restaurants here. I was informed last month that I must demolish the restaurants and if I don’t the army will do it.”
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