PROTESTERS clashed with anti-protesters in a heated exchange near Krabi airport with missiles being thrown and flagpoles used as weapons about 2.30pm. The demonstration broke up soon after.
VIDEO of Today's Krabi Street Clashes
PHUKET: Hundreds of protesters were facing off with Army and police in a confrontation that was slowing traffic near Krabi International Airport at noon today.
The demonstration was being carried out by squatters and their families living and working on 70,000 rai of public land, growing palm oil.
They want Thailand's military government to allow them to continue working on public land, despite laws forbidding the use of public land for private profit.
The mass protest was advertised in advance so hundreds of police, Army and volunteers were ready for it.
Squatters previously dumped truckloads of palm oil pods at Krabi Provincial Hall in April in an attempt to force the government to increase the palm oil price.
On the road today near the Krabi airport was a small anti-protest protest, with people holding a sign saying: ''Please don't damage Krabi - don't close the airport.''
How on earth was it possible that hundreds of people were illegal 'farming' on 70,000 Rai of land?
Who did allow them all these years?
Posted by Kurt on November 13, 2015 12:25