‘Rubber duck revolution’ takes off in Thailand

5 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

BANGKOK: Bangkok has been gripped by rubber duck frenzy since pro-democracy protesters used giant inflatables to shield themselves from water cannon spray last month.

When police mounted a crackdown on a November rally, deploying tear gas and water cannon outside parliament, footage of demonstrators hiding behind giant ducks went viral, reports AFP.

Within days, duck-themed paraphernalia became a staple among street vendors at protests, the birds featuring on everything from hats to hair clips.