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Rice farmers block route to South

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RATCHABURI - A group of rice farmers blocked the Wang Manao intersection on Friday morning, demanding overdue payments from the government for rice pledged under its controversial scheme, reports said. 

The Wang Manao intersection serves as a gateway to Thailand's southern provinces.

Police put up road signs near the protest site telling motorists to take alternate routes to Petchaburi and the southern region.

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