The rubber farmers' protest at Ban Khuan Nong Hong intersection in Cha-uat district started as a tiny gathering to discuss the government's cash subsidy of 2,520 baht per rai.
Protesting rubber farmers at BanKhuan Nong Hong intersection inNakhon Si Thammarat’s Chauat district give offerings to the spirits of their ancestorsand to the roaming spirits in theduen sip (tenth lunar month) festival. The ceremony traditionally takes place in temples. PATIPATJANTHONG
The use of force to break up the roadblock, however, turned it into a leaderless and possibly dangerous protest that might persist for some time yet.
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