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BANGKOK, December 26. /ITAR-TASS /. Number of aggrieved in clashes in the capital of Thailand near the Thai-Japanese friendship Stadium on Thursday increased to 32 people, the country’s Public Healthcare Ministry reports.
The state agency said that one oppositionist has been hospitalized in critical condition with a head wound. The major part of hospitalized demonstrators was aggrieved by tear gas and rubber projectiles, which were used by the police during the clashes.Meanwhile, the governmental law enforcement center reported that three police officers were brought to hospital. According to available data, one of them has a gunshot wound in the shoulder. Police says that the demonstrators are using firearms. Another two police officers were hurt by tear gas: the demonstrators throw canisters with gas back to the police.
The opposition in Thursday’s clashes is represented by members of the protest movement’s student wing, notorious for its radical attitude.
The clashes take place near the Thai-Japanese friendship Stadium, where the election committee carried out the lot among political parties that take part in the election campaign to the National Assembly (parliament). This procedure defines the number of the party in the voting ballot, as well as the procedure of participation in the campaign. The demonstrators tried to enter the stadium’s territory, but their attempts were curbed by the police. After the lot, the election committee officials left the stadium by helicopter. Oppositionists continue storming the stadium’s gates.
Five people were killed and about 200 were injured in street clashes that last in Thailand since October. Protests are aimed at overthrow of acting Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protesters also require shifting the parliamentary elections scheduled for February 2, 2014. According to the opposition, the country's political system must be completely reformed before the campaign’s start. Yingluck Shinawatra offers to carry out the reform after the election in February.