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Locals urge blockade end

Farmer protest tipped to grow if price call unmet

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Local community and business leaders called on protesters to lift the road and railway blockade in Nakhon Si Thammarat Wednesday, as the government and planters failed to reach an agreement in their latest round of talks on rubber prices. 

Protesting rubber farmers have blocked the main highway to the South at Kuan Nong Hong in Cha-uat district since last Friday and closed a railway crossing at the Ban Toon-Cha-uat road since Monday to pressure for higher rubber prices.

Demonstrators have warned they will begin to block roads in the North and Northeast as well from next Tuesday if their demands are not met.

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