Thai Japanese Stadium Bangkok scene of latest tear gas battle between police and protesters

On Thursday morning Thai Police used teargases and rubber bullets to fend off protesters from storming into the compound of the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Bangkok

Thai Japanese Stadium  Bangkok scene of latest tear gas battle between police and protesters

On Thursday morning Thai Police used teargases and rubber bullets to fend off protesters from storming into the compound of the Thai-Japanese Stadium in Bangkok

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.

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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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