Friday, June 13, 2008

Fuel price protests hit Thailand

AP reports on a wave of fuel price protests in Thailand:
  • Cabbage and rice farmers planning protests
  • Half of Thailand Fishing Federation members'50,000 fishing boats being kept ashore because of the high cost of diesel. Some boats being burned in protest.
  • Truckers parked trucks on the roads on June 11 to protest fuel price. One hundred thousand trucks will be brought into Bangkok on June 17 if truckers' demands has not been met by government.
When will the taxi drivers protest low fixed meter rates?

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