Thai voters destroy protesters' stage in Bangkok, urging district chief to resign

Source:Xinhua Published: 2014-2-2 17:02:35

Thai voters destroyed protesters' stage here Sunday after being disrupted from voting during general elections, demanding the resignation of chief of Din Daeng District Office.

Over 1,000 residents in Din Daeng had filed complaints to police, saying the Election Commission (EC) failed to ensure the rights of voters, and urged Issaramet Kachanukul, chief of Din Daeng District Office, to resign.

The anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) earlier set up a stage on a road to block voters from entering a polling station in Din Daeng. There are 175 polling stations with 25,949 eligible voters in the district.

Around 12 million out of a total of 48.77 million eligible voters in Thailand failed to exercise their voting rights during Sunday's general elections concluded at 3 p.m. local time due to shortage of ballots and polling staff as well as blockade by protesters, reports said.

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