This afternoon I went to visit the Silom Walking Street which will run for three days from 28-30 May 2010 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The one-kilometer long walking street was set up to help retail operators who have been hard hit by the red shirt protests over the last two months. About 700 stalls were set up on both sides of the road and there was also entertainment for the crowds.
There were literally thousands of people on the streets walking up and down buying things or sitting down to eat. In some places it was too crowded to move.
It was great to see so many people coming out to support the retailers. The BMA said that if this was successful then they will do more events like this in the future. In addition to the stalls, there were also stages where there were mini concerts.
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