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Rubber protesters split

Government offers to hike price, South growers hold out

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  • Writer: Penchan Charoensuthipan and Patsara Jikkham, with Post Reporters
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Rubber farmers in the Central Plains, North and Northeast have agreed to call off major road blockades planned for next Tuesday after accepting the government's subsidy offer. 

A worker continues to make sheet rubber at a rubber cooperative in Ban Khuan Thia village of Cha-uat district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, where several hundred rubber farmers are holding a week-long protest to demand that the government raise prices for their sector. (Photo by Patipat Janthong)

Farmers in the South continued to hold out, with protests continuing in Nakhon Si Thammarat Thursday, though industry representatives in the region are due to discuss the government's offer Friday.

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