Weekly Photo Mojo: An Anonymous Thai Protester in a V For Vendetta Mask

In All Topics, Thailand by Ryan6 Comments

Though I have no political affiliation to any country in the world, including my home country (I hate politics) the political protests in Thailand had overshadowed the media and my trip ever since I arrived in Thailand.

The moment I landed in Bangkok mid-November, the town square was swarmed with thousands of protesters supporting or attempting to overthrow the current government — which made it fucking hell for getting around town too.

One day, before the protests (as seen on some news outlets) began including guns and explosives and riots, it was a pretty call massing of people screeching whistles and watching demonstrations. I was strolling through the square when I passed by this Thai protester wearing that iconic V for Vendetta mask that seems to now be the face of anonymous hacker groups and worldwide protests.

It was a powerful sight, and I managed to snap a photo briefly of the man in the mask holding the Thai flag as I passed by.

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Here is a photo with a quote from V for Vendetta that I thought fit the image.

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Weekly Photo Mojo is about stimulating your cortex with retina rupturing and awe-inspiring photos from around the world to help you reach Terminal Vicariosity (The point where the mind reaches maximum capacity from living vicariously through someone else, and chooses to start actually living.)

What feeling does this photo evoke for you?

Comments

  1. I feel sadness that this man is not free to voice his opinion, wondering if he feels fear. A powerful symbol of wanting to be seen and heard yet a need to be anonymous at the same time.
    I’m grateful I live in a country with freedom of speech and ideals.
    You’re learning much about a different culture and that is a powerful tool for you to absorb as man from the land of the free.

    1. Author

      Fully understandable Annie, I felt the same way too. It’s a shame that the people are afraid to have their voice heard.

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