Tuesday, 24th May 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Thais ‘cast a spell’ for democracy in Harry Potter-themed protest

Wearing robes, waving wands, and casting spells, Thai youths take to the streets for a Harry Potter-themed protest against the military-aligned government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who took power during the 2014 coup and was elected last year during the disputed general elections. Protesters brandish placards condemning "You-Know-Who", a reference to the wizarding saga's main villain, but also a veiled attack that could potentially be aimed at either the government or King Rama X, unpopular with the young generation.

Related

9 Mar 2017
The Harry Potter studio previews the new "Forbidden Forest" extension, which is set to open March 31 near London and will allow visitors to get up close and personal with characters such as Aragog the spider and Buck the hippogriffe.
10 Apr 2017
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child', a stage adaptation of J.K Rowling's fantastical story of witches and wizards, cast a magical spell at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, scooping nine wins at Britain's big night for the theatre.
26 May 2017
Bertrand Traore was asked about his future at Chelsea after his loan spell at Ajax came to an end with a defeat in the Europa League final.
27 Jun 2017
Fans gathered at Waterstones bookstore in central London to celebrate 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published.
2 Aug 2017
Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has apologised to the family of a wheelchair-bound boy for tweets in which she accused U.S. President Donald Trump of ignoring his proffered hand at a media event.
19 Oct 2017
Rare memorabilia from the creation of the Harry Potter books by J.K.Rowling go on display at the British Library in London.
2 Nov 2017
Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama took a swipe at President Donald Trump's tweeting habit telling young leaders it's not okay to "tweet every thought."
23 Apr 2018
After a hit debut on London's West End, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" officially opened on Broadway in New York on Sunday (April 22).
11 Jun 2018
"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" won the Tony Award for best play on Sunday (June 10) while Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield took home acting prizes and rocker Bruce Springsteen received a special prize at Broadway's honors for the best in theater.
16 Feb 2019
The failure to pass a budget vote appears to be the last nail in the coffin of the prime minister's term, marked by bitter confrontation with right-wing parties and Catalan separatists. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
24 Feb 2019
The failure to pass a budget vote appears to be the last nail in the coffin of the prime minister's term, marked by bitter confrontation with right-wing parties and Catalan separatists. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
20 Dec 2019
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling embroiled in a transphobia scandal