Court orders all Seri Villa markets shut down | Bangkok Post: news
One of the "angry aunties" seen using an axe to hit a white pickup truck blocking her driveway in February, an incident culminating in Wednesday's court ruling that all five markets at Seri Villa housing estate be demolished. (Photo captured from an online video clip)The Central Administrative Court on Wednesday ordered City Hall to dismantle all five markets in the Seri Villa housing estate within 60 days and to pay compensation to the four plaintiffs. Four people filed suit in the Administrative Court, including the "angry aunties", laying complaints against markets in their housing estate, which is next to Rama IX public park in Prawet district. The court ruled the area had long been designated for residential use only and the BMA was wrong to permit the establishment of the markets there. The illegal status of the market was brought to light by an incident in February that made news headlines nationwide.