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Just read: Police barricaded polling stations and fired tear gas and rubber bullets Wednesday to keep supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood from voting in the final day of parliamentary elections. At least eight people were killed, including a 14-year-old boy. Outisde the polling station Barricading to prevent people from voting! Male voters denied entry rallying Female voters denied entry rallying as well! In the northern Sinai town of El-Arish, police blocked Brotherhood voters from polling places Wednesday and many fought back with a hail of stones and firebombs, cornering police in the narrow streets of the Mediterranean city. When reinforcements failed to control the crowd, police fled and angry voters rioted and destroyed the city headquarters of the ruling National Democratic Party. *Note: Keep in mind while viewing the following pictures that that this is happening in Egypt, and not in the palestinian occupied territories during the Intifadah.* Government supporters in Zagazig, a Nile Delta city 50 miles northeast of Cairo, were brought to polling stations in an armored police vehicle. They emerged armed with machetes and pushed back voters who were trying to break through police lines to get into polling stations. NDP thugs attacking while being protected by a police armored vehicle Fourteen-year-old Mohammed Karam el-Taher was killed when police fired at demonstrators in Qattawiya, a Nile Delta village in el-Sharqiya province not far from Zagazig. A 22-year-old man also died in the village of gunshot wounds to the head, according to police, while another man was killed elsewhere in the province. "The police are attacking us again, they don't want to let us vote. I was also unable to vote last week," Abdelsattar al-Mallah, his face covered in blood, told AFP. Face-Off The Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights reported that hundreds of polling stations had been closed nearly all day. "Only NDP supporters have been allowed to enter polling stations using their party IDs," it said in a statement, referring to the ruling National Democratic Party of President Hosni Mubarak. "This blatant biased intervention of security forces in the election undermines the transparency of the voting process and clearly points to the government's intent to tamper with the results," the Egyptian Association for Supporting Democratic Development said in a report. But the interior ministry denied any attempt to prevent voters from casting their ballot and insisted the election was "proceeding smoothly". This is voting proceeding smoothly! It also charged that it had uncovered several weapons caches belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood and foiled "a conspiracy" to use violence in favour of candidate running for the Islamist movement. Woman passed out from teargas used by the police. She is part of that "foiled conspiracy" it seems. What is there left to say? God save us all!