A mob attacked the police in the south, where groups of rubber farmers who had agreed to a compromise on the prices of rubber had then renegaded on the deal with the government. 70 people have been injured and 11 police vehicles burnt in the dispersion of rubber farmer protesters at the Kuan Nong Hong […]
Rubber rioters continued to occupy the Khuan Nong Hong intersection in Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Cha-uat district on Tuesday morning. The government would not yet resort to imposing a harsher security law, such as the Internal Security Act, in the affected area, according to Pol Maj Gen Thawat Boonfueng.
These are the photographs of the rubber protests which led to violence. I pray to Lord Buddha to heal those who were wounded during the riots and I pray that their families remain steadfast to patience.
Tens of thousands of farmers in the country’s main southern rubber-producing region are demanding greater state support after a slowdown in demand from China and concerns over global economic growth sent prices tumbling to multi-year lows in mid-2012. Criminal activity, especially connected to drug and fuel trafficking has influenced some farmer groups to resort to […]
A policeman who’s pants was damaged when rubber protesters grew violent and threw improvised explosives at riot police in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand. According to local residents, Democrat Party members were seen at the riots that left more than 23 policemen and 5 farmers injured. Recommended read: CNN