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Tim Pool Streamed Thailand's Election-Day Blockade

by Tim Pool
Feb 2 2014, 4:18am

Photo by Victor Dumesny

The administration of Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has faced protests since October 2013. The protesters claim the administration has bought votes, and these activists have vowed to disrupt polling stations. In a precursor to today's elections, a gun battle broke out in front a Lak Si District officer where anti-government protesters set up an encampment in front of a building holding election ballots. Six people were injured by the gunfire and explosions, and this may foreshadow further clashes today. Tonight, VICE's Tim Pool is livestreaming the protests and elections from Thailand.