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Thai Rubber Farmers Threaten Intensified Protests as Government Rejects Demands

Rubber farmers in Thailand on Tuesday threatened to intensify protests as the government rejected their calls for Bangkok to buy their produce at prices higher than the market value.   A group of rubber farmers, fluctuating in size between 200 and 300, were continuing to block a main road with trees and trucks after gathering on Monday in the Bang-saphan district, around 190 miles south of Bangkok, police said.   The move has, so far, not affected output or shipments from the ...

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