Today (26 Jan 2014), Thailand had the early election. However, the anti-government protesters tried to sabotage the early election by blocking polling stations which they could succeed in some stations in Bangkok (a capital city) and the southern part of Thailand. But the advanced voting could finish without any problems in other parts (Northern, Northeastern, Central, Eastern, and Western).
Voting was either blocked completely or halted at 49 out of 50 polling stations in Bangkok. Early voting was also disrupted in 10 of Thailand’s 76 provinces, reports said.
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There were Thai citizens who wanted to cast their vote in this early election but they couldn’t go inside the stations. And no one could do anything about that even the police or government. There were some videos or photos that showed people who would like to enter the polling station by passing those protesters. I saw news, photos, or videos. I can’t believe that they did try to stop other Thai citizen from voting which is the basic rights for us in the country ruled by democracy.
I don’t know what would happen to me and my family when we go to the national election next Sunday (2 February 201). Or I’m not even sure whether we still have the election or not.