Thai protesters use giant inflatable ducks against cops’ water cannons
November 17, 2020
Pro-Democracy demonstrators in Thailand have adopted a different kind of defense against police water cannons — giant inflatable ducks.
New images from the unrest in Bangkok, where protesters are pushing for a shakeup of the nation’s monarchy and leadership, shows demonstrators fending off jets of water by ducking behind the bright yellow balloons — which resemble massive rubber duckie bath toys.
The student-led democracy movement has gained steam in recent months as it puts pressure on Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to resign and to make Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn more accountable, according to the BBC.
Prayuth, a former general, seized power in a military coup in 2014.
Protesters also want reforms in the Thai Senate, where members are currently not elected into office.
Thai protesters use giant inflatable ducks against police water cannons in Bangkok, Thailand today.
Pro-democracy protesters help to move a protester with gun-shot injuries during an anti-government rally in Thailand today.
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