Protesters prevent Thais voting in Bangkok
2 February 2014 Last updated at 01:50 GMT
Millions of Thais are heading to the polls to vote in a general election boycotted by the opposition and blighted by protests.
Anti-government protesters have said they will disrupt voting across Thailand and continue their campaign to force Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to quit.
The BBC's Jonathan Head visited a polling station in Bangkok where would-be voters were unable to cast their ballots, as protesters had set up barricades around the venue.