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Shutdown gets thumbs-up

Motorcycle taxis are reaping a windfall working longer hours to serve protesters.

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  • Writer: Pitsinee Jitpleecheep & Nanchanok Wongsamuth
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While major businessmen are worried that the anti-government protests led by Suthep Thaugsuban could have a negative impact on their companies, some grassroots people have gained a windfall from the rallies. 

A familiar sight in the Huai Khwang area. Taking protesters to and from rally sites is boosting motorcycle taxis' incomes. THANARAK KHOONTON

Take Oun, a 34-year-old motorbike taxi driver says his life has improved because of the demonstrations in the Ratchadamnoen and Siam Center areas.

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