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2 protesters shot during clashes at rubber rally

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The government is considering the use of special emergency laws to control rubber farmer protesters in the South, Thawat Boonfueng, deputy secretary-general to the prime minister, has said. 

A police truck was among vehicles set ablaze during a clash between rubber farmers and police using tear gas at the Khuan Nong Hong intersection in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Cha-uat district. (Photo by Nucharee Rakrun)

Protesting rubber and oil palm growers clashed with police and resumed their highway blockade in Cha-uat district of Nakhon Si Thammarat province just hours after officers cleared the demonstration Monday morning.

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