In Thailand, the political campaign season is fully under way ahead of next month’s closely contested national elections. While much of the attention is on the standoff between the ruling Democrat Party and the opposition Pheu Thai party, there are scores of lesser-known parties vying to be heard.
But one political movement that has played a major role in politics in recent years is now urging people not to vote at all.
Hundreds of members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy, known as the Yellow Shirts, marched Friday through Bangkok’s financial district for their unique campaign encouraging Thai people not to vote in the July nationwide election.
The PAD supporters say politicians running for a July 3 election are power hungry and corrupt and should not be allowed to govern.
The protesters rode in the back of pick-up trucks holding mock campaign signs and flyers depicting politicians as animals.
“Vote no!…Tiger! Dog! Buffalo! Uhh! Vote no.”