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    Posted December 26, 2013 by
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    Intimidation, Violence: Subjecting Thais to Terror Tactics

     
    Thursday morning saw heavily armed anti-democracy rioters attacking the police at the Election Commission registration center in Din Daeng which resulted in the shooting of policemen, injured journalists and scores of wounded members of the mob.

    The assault upon the police by a group led by followers of anti-democracy leader Suthep Thaugsuban also resulted in the blockade of main roads leading to Don Muang Airport.

    In the evening, it was reported that a taxi driver was assaulted by the mob as he went to the group to question about the barricade at Vibhavadi Road. His car was vandalized and he was left unconscious and bleeding on the road.

    This had unnerved the 5-member Election Commission who then in a press conference, said they were not going to facilitate the national election. The highest institution of the country had already stamped it approval for the February 2, 2013 election.

    The political crisis have grown worse with what is seen as the renegade Election Commission's refusal to deliver on their swore duty. They are now seen as siding with the mainly middle-class Democrat Party and unpopular People's Democratic Reform Committee in derailing the scheduled polls.

    So far over 23 policemen have been wounded, one killed, by machete-wielding and heavily armed rioters. The authority had defended the principles of democracy. Sadly if the EC carried out their civil disobedience, those who stood against fascism and were injured would have felt betrayed by the politicians of the commission.

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