NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) - Hundreds of rubber farmers have blockaded on a major road and railway leading to Thailand's south to pressure the government to shore up declining rubber prices.

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand (AP) Hundreds of rubber farmers have blockaded on a major road and railway leading to Thailand's south to pressure the government to shore up declining rubber prices.

Traffic has been interrupted since Friday and railway services were partly shut down this week in Cha-uat district in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, 580 kilometers (360 miles) south of Bangkok.

Police Maj. Gen. Ronnapong Saikaew said Thursday about 1,000 police officers have been deployed to monitor the situation, but a crackdown on demonstrators is not looming.

The farmers called for the government to guarantee the price of rubber to help increase their incomes.

Rubber prices in Thailand have continually dropped since peaking in 2011 due to weak demand and the global economic slowdown.