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Rubber farmers' protest continues

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The rubber farmers' protest in Nakhon Si Thammrat province entered its sixth day on Wednesday, with the leaders intent on guarding their rally sites to prevent riot police dispersing them. 

Students drive pass a protest site in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday morning. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Trucks remain parked across the main southern highway, blocking all lanes, and the railway tracks between Ban Toon and Cha-uat railway stations in Cha-uat district, as planters demand the government guarrantee a higher price for their sheet rubber. They ask why the government favours rice farmers with heavy subsidies.

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