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Thai Protests Heat Up As Police Fire Tear Gas, Protesters Throw Stones

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Thai anti-government protesters, right, confront with riot policemen after a brief scuffle in an attempt to disrupt the election registration at a sport gymnasium in Bangkok, Thailand Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong) | AP
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BANGKOK (AP) — Protesters seeking to disrupt preparations for elections in Thailand have clashed with police in the capital.

The clashes on Thursday took place outside a sports stadium where candidates were gathering to draw lots for their position on polling papers.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene said protesters tried to force their way into the stadium. Police fired rounds of tear gas, and protesters threw stones.

The protesters are demanding that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra step down. They oppose the polls because Yingluck would likely win them.

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