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.
In one photo, anti-government protesters can be seen seeking shelter behind two buses with four of the inflatable birds.
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.
Escalating violence has seen members of the pro-democracy movement clash with pro-monarchy demonstrators and police, who have