Pro-democracy movement leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak arrived for Wednesday’s demonstration dressed in a yellow duck costume, to symbolise the creativity and peacefulness of the protests.
Pro-democracy protests began gathering at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) headquarters on Ratchadapisek Road as scheduled at 3pm on Wednesday.
Protest leader Panupong “Mike” Jadnok announced the demonstration would end at around 10pm on Wednesday. The pro-democracy movement also urged supporters to cancel their SCB accounts, credit cards and investments.
The protesters were greeted by a heavy police presence and barriers ahead of their latest push for monarchy reform. Police began fortifying the area from the midnight, after protest organisers announced on Tuesday night that the demonstration venue had been shifted from the Crown Property Bureau to SCB headquarters.
The organisers have reportedly handed fake banknotes with a 'king duck' logo to protesters as part of demonstration.
Protesters gather at SCB headquarters
Posted by The Nation Thailand on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The fake banknotes will be used to buy food from traders stationed in front of the bank headquarters, said protesters.
Protesters also reported that police targeted them with a Long-Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) or sound cannon at around 3pm.