A Thai political activist and staunch supporter of the government party Pheu Thai held an event on Saturday where people threw human feces on his body to uphold his political promise that the party he supported would never join forces with the military-backed parties.
Duangrit Bunnag, 57, held the event at the Mirror Art Gallery in Bangkok yesterday. He had previously vowed to allow people to throw feces on him if Pheu Thai, the party that he supported, joined a coalition with the military-backed parties, namely the Ruam Thai Sang Chart and Palang Pacharath party.
Eventually, the party did indeed join a coalition with the above parties that backed coup-maker Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and Gen Prawit Wongsuwan after failing to do so with the election-winning Move Forward Party.
Duangrit said he organized the event to keep his word and not because of grudges or grievances.
The event lasted for about 20 minutes with about a dozen people showing up to toss feces at Duangrit. He wore protective gear, including a helmet, full hazmat suit, goggles, and a face mask.
Duangrit took a shower at the gallery and left the site without speaking to the press.
Some participants wore masks styled like politicians in junta supported parties, hiding their identities.