The nation’s election body has called for polls to be postponed as violence erupts between security forces and protesters. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra wants the Feb. 2 vote to occur as scheduled.
Dec. 26, 2013 Anti-government protesters gather outside the house of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a rally in Bangkok. Thai police fired tear gas at the demonstrators, who want to force Yingluck from office, after they tried to disrupt planning for the country’s Feb. 2 election. The violence marked the first such incident in nearly two weeks. Kerek Wongsa/Reuters Buy Photo