About 3,000 palm oil growers from eight southern provinces agreed to end their rally in Chumphon’s Tha Sae district early on Thursday, and lift road blocks, after the government promised to buy palm oil nuts at acceptable prices.
The protesters reopened Phetkasem road for traffic in front of Khoa Phang national Park in Tha Sae district. Other groups of palm oil farmers also unblocked the Asian Highway at kilometre makers No 17-18 in tambon Wisai Nua of Chumphon’s Muang district.
The two main routes to the South had been blocked for 10 hours since yesterday by the protesters, who called on the government to comply with their earlier demand.
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