Police used teargases and rubber bullets to fend off protesters from storming into the compound of the Thai-Japanese Stadium Thursday morning.
Police started firing teargases at about 7:20 am after protesters led by the Students and People Network for Thailand’s Reform cut the padlock of Gate 2 and tried to storm in. After the gate was opened, they encounter a police truck that blocked the gate.
Police fired several teargases at the protesters who tried to grabbed some canisters and hurled them back into the compound.
Channel 3 reported that a protester was hit by a rubber bullet on his leg and was slightly injured.
The clash occurred after representatives of 27 political parties arrived the Thai-Japanese Stadium for party-list number draw at 06.40.
Police closed all gates and parked police vehicles in front of the gates to prevent protesters from pushing through the gates.