Angry Confrontation at Phuket Beach as Authorities Seize Tourists’ Umbrellas

Angry Confrontation at Phuket Beach as Authorities Seize Tourists’ Umbrellas – phuketwan, November 28, 2014
…Tourists had their personal beach umbrellas seized at Surin beach today – despite even the Royal Thai Navy Commander on Phuket acknowledging that it’s legal and there’s no problem with them.
At least three couples had brollies confiscated. One woman objected, and stormed off when told she had to surrender her umbrella, saying: ”I’m never coming back here again.”
The seizure of personal umbrellas is the final farcical step to Phuket’s shambolic approach to clearing the beaches – and now proposing at Patong and Kamala to restore all the clutter and chaos as soon as possible…

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