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Scuffles at polling stations in Bangkok

Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 00:59

Feb. 2 - Disturbances at several polling stations in Bangkok as parliamentary elections take place despite months of anti-government demonstrations. Julie Noce reports.

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Confrontation breaks out a at least one polling station in Bangkok Sunday during controversial parliamentary elections. Anti-government protesters blocked roads leading to the Din Daeng district voting center, prompting officials to close it down. Scuffles broke out as a politician for the ruling party, seen here in a plaid shirt, attempted to enter the building to cast his ballot. An anti-government protester ends up on the ground after coming to blows with the politicians security guards. Later at the same polling station, voters who made it past anti-government protesters to the entrance of the building clash with officials guarding the closed station. Despite months of sometimes violent anti-government demonstrations, voting is going ahead at various locations throughout the country. Election Commission officials say results will not be made available on Sunday as they expect a deluge of complaints and challenges to the results.

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Scuffles at polling stations in Bangkok

Sunday, February 02, 2014 - 00:59