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Suvarnabhumi airport braces for rice farmer protest

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Suvarnabhumi airport has set aside its long-term parking area to host around 1,000 farmers coming to Bangkok to demand rice-pledging payments from the caretaker government. 

Farmers reach Ayutthaya on Thursday on their way to Bangkok. They want the caretaker government to pay them for produce sold into the state rice-pledging scheme. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

The farmers are travelling to the capital in a convoy of about 400 e-taen farm trucks, 10 ten-wheel trucks, 12 six-wheel trucks, 50 pick-up trucks and about 150 motorcycles.

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