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Government House has a VERY LONG flag

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Government House has a VERY LONG flag

The prime minister is not working at Government House these days. In fact, no one is working there now except some police and soldiers.

That is because there is a large group of protesters staying outside. They don't want anyone to go in or out without their permission.

How can they do this? They have taken a long -- VERY LONG -- Thai flag and draped it completely around the compound.

It is 1.4km long. Is that the longest national flag in the world? The protesters should ask someone from the Guinness World Records to come and take a look.

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Vocabulary:

compound: an area enclosed by a fence or wall in which people work or live - บริเวณ

drape: to put something such as cloth or a piece of clothing loosely over something - ประดับด้วยผ้าคลุม

in fact: actually - โดยแท้จริงแล้ว, จริงๆ แล้ว

permission: allowing someone to do something - การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม

protester: someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc - ผู้ต่อต้าน, ผู้ประท้วง

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