Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have adopted a different kind of defense against police water cannons – giant inflatable ducks.
New photos of the unrest in Bangkok, where protesters are pushing to shake the monarchy and the country’s leadership, show demonstrators repelling jets of water, running behind bright yellow balloons – which look like massive rubber bath toys.
One photo shows protesters against the government seeking shelter behind two buses carrying four of the inflatable birds.
The student-led democracy movement has gained momentum in recent months as it has pressured Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha to resign and make Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn more responsible, according to the BBC.
Prayut, a former general, seized power in a military coup in 201
Protesters also want reforms in the Thai Senate, where members are not currently elected.
The escalation of violence saw members of the pro-democracy movement clash with pro-monarchist protesters and police, who used tear gas and water cannons to disperse protesters.