- Posted January 28, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Fighting for the right, respect my vote.
There were some impressive events that Thai people showed the effort to fight for their rights to vote, trying to get into the poll stations without fear of the anti-protesters' obstacle, in an advanced election on 26 Jan,2014. For example, one woman who was forced to back out of the gate of the polling station. The masked men locked the gate and blocked the people to get in. She said, “ Mr. Suthep, the anti-election leader, can object the idea of the election, but he cannot obstruct the other rights to vote.” Then, she climbed over the gate to get into the polling station, followed by admired applause of people outside. She was the 1st voter or might be the only one voter who could cast a ballot at that polling station. She had to escape from there by the back door. She knew the price of her brave waiting for her at the entrance. Who should be the next daredevil? Another clip and photo that you can check it out. The brave woman, holding the red flashlight, tried to walk pass throught the the protesters to the polling station. It's a pity that she couldn't cast a ballot because the station was closed. Why? Many polling stations were early closed before 9 AM by electoral commission's officers, claiming for avoiding violence cause by hundreds protesters, while thousands people were cheering to vote outside the gate. The last photo shows that a voter with the obviously fearing face was cruelly assaulted by the protesters. Is this the act that PDRC called the peaceful fighting of “civil disobedience”?