Rice Protesters Drop Plan To Besiege Bangkok Airport (For Now)

Thailand News Breaking News

Thailand News Breaking News. Image: TN.

(21 February) Farmers who have marched to Bangkok to demand payment from the government for their mortgaged rice have dropped their threats to seize the city’s main airport.

The rice protesters arrived in the northern suburb of Rangsit district last night after a motorised march on their farming tractors from Ayutthaya. They claimed they had not received the payment they were promised under the government’s rice-pledging scheme for month, and they had no choice but to express their demands via the protests.

Read more: khaosod.co.th

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