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Fried-Banana sellers just won't split

The streets around Lan Luang intersection bustle with traffic and hawkers who continue to sell their wares on the street, despite police efforts to enforce the law prohibiting them

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It's been going on for at least a decade and is illegal and risky, but there's almost nothing police can do to stop the fried-banana sellers zigzagging through traffic on Lan Luang Road in the old Dusit area of Bangkok. 

THANKS A BUNCH: Deep-fried bananas are being sold within sight of the police booth on Nang Loeng intersection, even though their sale on the street is prohibited.

The pesky banana sellers are now a feature of Nang Loeng, where they strategically line the gaps between lanes and sell their tasty treats _ 20 baht for three battered bananas sliced in half _ to appreciative motorists. They almost always sell out of the bananas, openly hopping and weaving through traffic in front of a police booth.

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