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SURAT THANI — People’s Democratic Reform Committee leader Suthep Thaugsuban was hailed a hero and welcomed by thousands of people when he set foot in his hometown for the first time in eight months on Tuesday night after spearheading anti-government protests in Bangkok. 

PDRC leader Suthep Thaugsuban receives a warm welcome from supporters at Surat Thani airport. The ex-Democrat MP returned to his hometwon in the southern province on Tuesday night for the first time since he led the protests against the Pheu Thai government. (Facebokok photos of Suthep Thaugsuban (สุเทพ เทือกสุบรรณ))

Mr Suthep arrived at Surat Thani airport on THAI Smile flight WE2255 and was met by a huge crowd of PDRC supporters, local politicians and residents. 

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