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Lumpini re-emerges from the protests

The old ambiance of this popular park is returning after the damage incurred in past months

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Joggers are taking the pathways and roads. The grandpa and grandma groups are taking back their corner on the lawn for their tai-chi and karaoke practice while enjoying morning tea. Kids are trying to balance themselves on roller-blades. 

After a week of closure for a clean-up, the old mood of the park is beginning to return. (Photo by Kosol Nakachol)

The familiar scenes are returning to Lumpini Park which was taken over by anti-government protesters in early March after they decided to merge their rally sites into one. They divided up the public park into “residential areas” and named them “villages”. The huge crowds of protesters drove away regular users.

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