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Thai core protest leader shot dead

English.news.cn   2014-01-26 16:44:21

BANGKOK, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Suthin Tharathin, a core leader of Thailand's anti-government protest, was shot dead on Sunday in Bang Na area in the capital Bangkok, Bangkok Post reported.

Suthin was shot in a clash with pro-government supporters while leading a rally at a polling station set up in the area for the advance voting that proceeded nationwide on Sunday for the Feb. 2 election.

Protesters have disrupted advance voting in the capital and several southern provinces by blocking polling stations since the dawn.

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BANGKOK, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday during a meeting of Defense Council asked the top military brass to instruct military personnel to check their voting rights ahead of the upcoming Feb. 2 election.

The meeting was moved from defense ministry to Royal Thai Air Force headquarters to avoid protesters, reported the Nation newspaper. Full story

Thai advance voting disrupted by protesters

BANGKOK, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's anti-government protesters on Sunday disrupted the advance voting for the Feb. 2 election in the capital Bangkok and several southern provinces.

Because of protesters who have blocked polling stations since the wee hours of Sunday, only seven out of 50 polling stations in Bangkok remained open as of 11 a.m. local time, the Nation newspaper reported. Full story

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