Trang airport calls for protection from rubber growers protest
Trang airport authoroties on Thursday called for protection due to fears that protesting rubber growers might up their movement and seize the airport. Songkhla also beefed up security around the City Hall and Hat Yai airport as a precaution.
Affirming that flights were still operating as usual, Trang airport director Thaworn Saengamphai said the rubber growersâ€™ protest, which has been in place for the past three days at the Andaman Intersection in Tambon Khao Kob, Huai Yod district where 200 crowd control police remain on hand, had not shown any indiciations that they would move to block the airport. However, Thaworn had already put precautionary measures in place, including the closing all entrances to the airport except the eastern gate on TrangPalian Road because of insufficient police manpower. Thaworn apologised to travellers for the inconvenience.