AN ARMY of thousands of monkeys have run a city in central Thailand into the ground. Some locals have fled, while others have been forced to barricade their homes in a desperate bid to protect themselves against the rampaging monkeys. “We live in a cage but the monkeys live outside,” Lopburi local Kuljira Taechawattanawanna told AFP. Pre-pandemic, monkey and man lived in harmony in the city - the macaques attracted tourists to the city, and those tourists would buy bananas to feed the animals and pose with them. "They’re invading buildings and forcing locals to flee their homes.”The monkeys can now be found everywhere.