Rubber protests turn violent in Bangsaphan

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Rubber protests turn violent in Bangsaphan

Post by buksida » 06 Sep 2013 08:14

10 injured as cops scuffle with farmers

About 10 people including the commander of Prachuap Khiri Khan police were injured yesterday evening when a scuffle broke out between riot police and rubber farmers in the province's Bang Saphan district.

The chaos erupted about 6pm when the protesters tried to block Phetkasem Road near Ban Thammarat. Police moved in to force them off the road.

During the chaos, police reportedly fired tear gas, injuring some of the protesters. Prachuap Khiri Khan police chief Thanet Sunthornsuk was reportedly hit with a bag of acid.

About 11 protesters were rounded up after the commotion ended.

Police managed to clear the protesters from the road after a 40-minute tussle.

However, the situation was tense as night fell as the number of protesters grew to about 3,000. Bricks and other objects were being hurled from the protest site.

About 9pm, protesters encircled senior local officials, police, and reporters and demanded the government send representatives to negotiate with them. At press time, the protesters still had the group surrounded.

Early in the day the protesters staged a road blockade "rehearsal" on Phetkasem Road. They slowly crossed the road, briefly disrupting traffic.

The protesters yesterday brought in more rubber tyres and barrels of latex to the rally site in an apparent bid to intensify their demonstration.

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Post by buksida » 06 Sep 2013 11:36

Latest: looks like Petchkasem Road has been closed off, at least the southbound section as all of the traffic is being diverted through town.

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Post by buksida » 06 Sep 2013 13:34

Latest: Petchksaem Road open and clear. Just been to the site, riot police still there, looks like at least one vehicle was torched. Apparently reporters were also attacked for failing to report the 'real story' and siding with the police.
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Two journalists’ cars were set ablaze early Friday morning during the clashes on Phetkasem Road in Bang Saphan district between angry rubber protesters and riot police that began on Thursday evening, leaving many injured on both sides.

The protesters were attempting to close both the north- and south-bound lanes of Petchkasem Road, the major highway to the South, at the 412-413 kilometre markers, using about 50 tractors and car tyres.

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Post by Mr Chin Chok » 07 Sep 2013 12:52

So what point are those rubber farmers trying to make? Rubber price too low?

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Post by bsb » 07 Sep 2013 19:22

they want the government to boost the price of rubber to an unrealistic amonut of 100 baht kg
the same way the rice scam works,but since rubber is mostly grown in the south where it is mostly democrate votes,the shitawatra klan doesn't feel the need to buy there votes

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Post by yoursTruly » 08 Sep 2013 00:20

Bangkok Post version of what BSB said:

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews ... ew-demands
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Post by buksida » 08 Sep 2013 08:25

Yes, another massive case of double standards from this "Phua Thai" government which only seems interested in provinces where voters can be purchased.

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Post by Mike Parker » 08 Sep 2013 11:41

Well remember back a decade ago when Thaksin said publicly "If you don't vote for my party your village and province will not get funding.
About the only time he spoke the truth.

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Post by yoursTruly » 09 Sep 2013 23:38

The latest...I guess violence pays off sometimes.
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The National Rubber Policy committee on Monday agreed to double the subsidy for rubber farmers to 2,520 baht per rai, with a limit of 25 rai per farmer, Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong said.

The previous offer was 1,260 baht per rai, with a 25 rai limit.

Mr Kittiratt said the proposed new subsidy would be tabled for cabinet consideration on Tuesday.

The decision was based on a calculation that with the 2,520 baht per rai subsidy the farmers would get about 12 baht per kilogramme for their rubber. This, when added to the current rubber price of 78 baht per kilogramme, the ensure they get about 90 baht per kilogramme, the same price they had demanded and agreed to, Mr Kittiratt said

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Post by yoursTruly » 16 Sep 2013 12:53

Protesters threaten to blitz Bangkok
16 Sep 2013

Rubber farm protesters in Nakhon Si Thammarat have issued fresh demands and said the government must...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/3 ... sh-demands
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Post by bsb » 17 Sep 2013 10:07

Mike..I remember that statement well......I know I am some what ..no 100 % against the Shitawatra clan
as well as the Obama moron clan.....but I can't help but think how a dual funeral for the two of them would benifit both america and thailand ..hell for that matter the world

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Post by buksida » 04 Oct 2013 09:40

Farmers to stage fresh roadblock in Bangsaphan
Farmers have threatened to block the main highway in Prachuap Khiri Khan province on Saturday to demand higher prices for rubber and oil palm nuts.

Theerapong Kaewnual, head of a network of rubber and oil palm growers in the province, said yesterday farmer representatives from 16 southern provinces had met in Surat Thani and resolved to stage a new blockade on the Phetkasem highway.

The protest will be at the U-turn in front of the Ban Thammarat market in tambon Thong Mongkol of Bang Saphan district from tomorrow.

Mr Theerapong said protesters want the government to guarantee the price of unsmoked rubber sheets at 100 baht per kilogramme and the price of oil palm nuts at six baht per kilogramme.

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Post by bsb » 04 Oct 2013 10:24

I am planning a protest and would like all people who enjoy a nice drink to join me...I demand the PT government guanantee a limit of 75 baht on straight up drinks and 25 baht on all beer....lets block the entrance to all mercedes car dealerships untill our demands are met.....if we get this done we will meet on a blockade to abolish the 90 day check ins and visa requirerments

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Post by buksida » 27 Oct 2013 20:33

Phetkasem highway blockade continues
Rubber protesters on Sunday continued to block Phetkasem Highway and demanded the government raise the price for raw rubber sheet to 100 baht per kilogramme and for oil palm to 6 baht/kg.

The rubber growers started the highway blockade at Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday morning, highway police told South-bound motorists to turn left at kilometre marker 400 to take a detour along the sea shore and back to Phetkasem Highway again at kilometre marker 423 before proceeding to south.

Bangkok-bound motorists were also told to turn right at kilometre marker 423 to use the road along the sea shore to take Phetkasem Highway again at kilometre marker 400 before heading for Bangkok.

The situation at the protest site in Bang Saphan district was still calm.

Tossapol Kwanrod, a coordinator of rubber and oil palm growers, said apart from the demand for 100 baht for a kilogramme of raw rubber sheet and 6 baht for a kilogramme of oil palm, the protesters also wanted the government to urgently amend the regulaltions for issuing land rights documents to rubber and oil palm farmers in the 16 southern provinces.

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Post by buksida » 28 Oct 2013 15:02

Rubber protesters get 6pm deadline
Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok has given rubber protesters in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Bang Saphan district until 6pm today to disperse or face legal action under the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Act.

Pol Gen Pracha said on Monday the negotiation on Sunday failed because the protesters' demands could not be met.

The rubber growers started to block Phetkasem Highway at the Srinakhon intersection in Bang Saphan district of Prachuap Khiri Khan province on Saturday.

Pol Gen Pracha, Interior Minister Charupong Ruangsuwan and deputy police chief Pol Gen Vorapong Chiewpreecha went to Bang Saphan on Sunday afternoon to meet the protesters but the two sides failed to reach an anreement in the talks.

Pol Gen Pracha said the demands were for the government to guarantee the price of unsmoked rubber sheet at 100 baht per kilogramme and oil palm at 6 baht/kg; to refrain from importing palm oil from abroad; to give a subsidy for all rubber farmers regardless of whether they have a land ownership document or not; to transfer the Prachuap Khiri Khan police chief immediately; and to spare the protesters from either criminal or civil actions.

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