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Police battle protesters at Thai-Japanese Stadium

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.




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