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Why Voldemort has become a symbol of anti-monarchy protests in Thailand – SBS News

In the wake of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy youth movement, thousands of Thai students are taking to the streets in an unprecedented show of resistance against the country’s 200-year-old royal dynasty.

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Less than a year after violent pro-democracy protests brought Hong Kong to a standstill, another wave of youth-led political resistance is sweeping through Thailand.  
But in a country where criticising the ruling royal family could see you thrown in prison for 15 years, the mostly student protesters have been forced to get creative.
Using pop-culture references, such as images of Voldemort (otherwise known as He Who Cannot Be Named) from Harry Potter to symbolise the countrys king and a three…

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