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Chronology of events at the Thai-Japanese Stadium

7am: The Students and People's Network for Thailand's Reform (STR) protesters arrive in 15 buses and two six-wheeled loudspeaker trucks, try to break into the compound. Protesters throw objects into the compound, while police give one warning before firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

7.22am: Police begin shooting tear gas at protesters.

8am: Election Commission's chairman, members and secretary-general arrive.

8.30am: Party number draw begins.

9am: Protesters storm the compound of the Labour Ministry to battle police in front of a gate connecting the ministry to the stadium.

10.21am: Some political party representatives are trapped inside while the election commissioners are evacuated by helicopter.

11am: The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order defends the police's use of tear gas on anti-government protesters.

11.12am: People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) protesters reach the soi of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's residence.

11.20am: STR leader tells the protesters to move to Government House. Many refuse.

1.15pm: STR leader negotiates with police for the release of 14 protesters who were whisked away by helicopter to Border Patrol Police Region 1 Command.

2.18pm: EC urges the government to postpone the poll.

2.30pm: STR leader tells protesters to move to Government House.

2.50pm: A group of protesters instead goes inside the Labour Ministry to check if the arrested protesters are there.

3.37pm: STR leader Nititorn Lamlua tells reporters Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road will be closed at night.

4pm: Protesters begin closing Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road and Din Daeng Express Way.

Police General Hospital director confirms a police officer has died from a gunshot injury.

5.30pm: PDRC protesters leave Yingluck's house and go back to Democracy Monument rally site STR protest leaders tell protesters to open the road and move to Government House.

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