Thai protesters use giant inflatable ducks against cops’ water cannons

Thai protesters use giant inflatable ducks against cops’ water cannons


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.

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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

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