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10 injured as cops scuffle with farmers

Bang Saphan rally turns ugly, Pracha off to South

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About 10 people including the commander of Prachuap Khiri Khan police were injured yesterday evening when a scuffle broke out between riot police and rubber farmers in the province's Bang Saphan district. 

The chaos erupted about 6pm when the protesters tried to block Phetkasem Road near Ban Thammarat. Police moved in to force them off the road.

During the chaos, police reportedly fired tear gas, injuring some of the protesters. Prachuap Khiri Khan police chief Thanet Sunthornsuk was reportedly hit with a bag of acid.

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