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

09 Aug 2020   |   3:33 pm   |  
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.


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