Anti-Election Riot at Thai Japan Stadium
21 images Created 26 Dec 2013
The anti-government riots in Bangkok took a deadly turn today when a police officer, apparently shot by protestors, died in surgery. According to a local newspaper, the helicopter airlifting the wounded officer out of the stadium took ground fire and was damaged on its flight to the hospital. Today's protests were focused on preventing the election commission from finishing the ballot draws (to determine the order of the list of candidates on the ballot). The draw went on despite the riots and fighting in the streets around the venue. More than 50 people were hospitalized, most protestors shot by rubber bullets or overcome by tear gas.