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Phuket protesters block police transfer of election ballots

PHUKET: Phuket anti-government protesters are blockading the Thalang Police Station in an effort to prevent the transfer of ballots to voting stations for the national election tomorrow.

A large crowd of protesters gathered outside of the police station, where the ballots are being held, at about 9pm yesterday.

Five protesters, chaperoned by Thalang Police Deputy Superintendent Pisit Chunpet, were allowed to verify the ballots' location.

"I can confirm that the ballots are still in the station, as I requested to see them at about 10:30am," said protest co-ordinator Suratin Lian-udom.

The protesters, who effectively blocked any candidates from registering for voting District 1, remain steadfast in their determination to prevent police from distributing District 2 ballots that list only a single candidate, Pheu Thai party member Jirayus Songyos.

Phuket Gazette


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