Rubber planters block South highway
- Published: 10 Jul 2012 at 16.25
- Online news:
About 1,000 rubber planters set up a road block on Highway 41 at the Tha Nam intersection in tambon Khlong Sai of Tha Chang district of Surat Thani province on Tuesday, demanding the government intervene to raise the rubber price to 120 baht per kilogramme.
Starting 1pm, they erected tents on both north-bound and south-bound lanes of the the highway, blocking vehicular traffic. They accuse the government of failing toi act to solve the problem of low prices for rubber.
The blockade caused brought traffic to a halt and a long tailback was forming on both sides of the highway.
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