Anti-government protesters attack a voter near a polling station in Bangkok. REUTERS/Stringer
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A Thai anti-government protest leader was shot and killed in Bangkok Sunday when violence erupted as demonstrators blocked early voting in many areas of the capital ahead of disputed elections next week.Yingluck called the Feb. 2 elections, hoping to cement her hold on power but the protests have continued and the Election Commission has been pushing to delay the vote.In a clear setback for Yingluck, a senior government official said as many as 45 of the 50 polling stations set up in Bangkok for advanced voting had been shut because of anti-government protesters.The protesters, led by firebrand former Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban, accuse Yingluck of being Thaksin's puppet and want an unelected "people's council" to oversee reform before any future elections are held.A government minister said Saturday that Yingluck was prepared to discuss canceling the Feb. 2 elections if the activists ended their protests.
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