Anti-government protesters in Thailand turned a Bangkok street into a fashion runway to voice their opposition against the monarchy. They were protesting a fashion show by a princess of the royal family. Demonstrators complained that her business was being supported by taxes.
The fashion show style rally took place on Thursday in Bangkok’s business district. The road was lined with art exhibits and banners that criticized the government and royal spending.
A participant said, “We want to know why our tax money is used to fund someone’s business. Is it just because she is royalty? This is what we want to express.”
The event was held on the same day as a fashion show by a daughter of King Maha Vajiralongkorn. The princess is a fashion designer and has several shops in Bangkok selling her luxury brand.
Thailand has seen a growing anti-government movement in recent months. Demonstrators are demanding changes to the political system… including reform of the monarchy… a taboo subject that has divided the country.