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Farmers raise pressure The Nation / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Furious rice farmers yesterday piled pressure on the government by taking their protest to the capital, amid claims that they were part of a plot to bring down the government.

Thousands of farmers from the Northeast, the Central and the West gathered at the Commerce Ministry in Nonthaburi. Many of them brought their tractors and farm trucks with them They urged the caretaker government to pay them for paddy sold under the government's rice-pledging scheme.