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Thai rubber farmers to take to the streets as prices slump

Published Mon, Dec 8, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Bangkok

THAI rubber farmers plan protests to force the military government to provide more support for rubber prices and will take to the streets this week in defiance of martial law, a spokesman for farmers' groups said on Monday.

Martial law has been in place since May and prohibits all protests and political gatherings of more than five people. The army staged a coup later in May to end months of political unrest.

Soontorn Rakrong, a spokesman for 14 groups based in the south, said some farmers in the world's top rubber producer had killed themselves beca…

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