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Thailand protests have boosted street food vendors' sales.

Protest in Thailand have resulted in increase in sales of food served by street food vendors.

Protest in Thailand have resulted in increase in sales of food served by street food vendors.Protests in Thailand started in July 2020 against the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The protestors call for the prime minister's immediate resignation, Gen Prayut Chan-ocha, a former junta leader who staged a coup in 2014 and have demanded the drafting of a new democratic constitution. They are also demanding reform in the Thai monarchy.

As Thailand's protests continue, the sale of street food vendors has increased tenfold. Street vendors are often the first ones spotted on the scene of the protests. Meatball seller Rattapol Sukpa told Bangkok Post that his earning was good before, but after setting shop near the protests, he usually sells out quickly. It has also given him a better work-life balance and has enabled him to close the shop by 8 p.m. instead of closing at midnight. Anucha Noipan, a food vendor, said selling at the protest sites doubled his income to about 6,000 baht a day. The business has been booming since the protest movement kicked off in July. The vendors now a regular feature on the sidelines.

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