Rubber protesters unblock road


NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Sept 16 — Rubber grower protesters in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat has unblocked Asian Highway at Kuan Nong Hong intersection after police negotiated their reopening the road.

Police early this morning met the demonstrators blocking the Asian Highway to protest the falling price of rubber and palm oil and cleared the road to reopen it for traffic without clashing with the protesters.

The rally restarted over the weekend with blocking the road at Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Kuan Nong Hong intersection, between Km333 and Km334 of Highway 41.

The protesters demanded that rubber price must be pledged at Bt120 per kilo. They also called on the government to solve the problem of falling palm oil prices.

The protesters said they wanted the government’s answer within seven days otherwise they will rally at Government House.