July 26, 2020

Thai youths resort to subversive anime in pro-democracy protest

Bangkok (AFP) – Sporting animal ears and stuffed hamster toys, hundreds of young protesters gathered Sunday at Bangkok’s Democracy Monument to call for the government’s dissolution, the latest subversive show of creativity from the kingdom’s nascent pro-democracy movement.As dozens of police watched, the protesters sang a parody of the theme song for Hamtaro — a popular Japanese anime character that is a sparkly-eyed hamster — replacing the lyrics with the refrain “dissolve the parliament”.The demonstrators brought a different mood from a week ago, when thousands of young, black-clad Thais s…

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