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With no trains running in Cha-uat, many people who work at or near the train station have nothing to do. So what do they do?
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Photos by Patipat Janthong.
Nothing to do
Really, there is no need to look both ways – to the left and the right – before you cross those train tracks in the town of Cha-uat in Nakhon Si Thammarat province.
The trains are not running there. A group of protesters have blocked the tracks They are trying to force the government into helping raise the price of rubber.
With no trains running, many people who work at or near the train station have nothing to do. There are no passengers to help or to sell things to. So, what to they do? Look at the last photo for one answer.
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block: to stop someone/ something from moving through or along something else - ปิดกั้น, กีดขวาง
cross: to go across; to pass or stretch from one side to the other - ข้าม
force: to make someone do something that they don't want to do บังคับ - บังคับ
passenger: someone who travels in a motor vehicle, aircraft, train, or ship but is not the driver or one of the people who works on it - ผู้โดยสาร
protester: someone who shows that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc - ผู้ต่อต้าน, ผู้ประท้วง
raise: to increase the amount or level of something - ทำให้สูงขึ้น, ส่งเสริม, ยกระดับ
track: the two long metal strips that a train travels along - รางรถไฟ