A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA
A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA

K-pop fans of BTS, Blackpink, Exo and more show their power in recent Thai protests

  • Thai K-pop fans have raised money to buy protective equipment and donate to non-profits supporting those arrested in Thailand’s anti-government protests
  • K-pop fans’ presence is also visible at protests, as activists wave LED signs and light sticks like they would at K-pop concerts

Topic |   Protests around the world
A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA
A Thai pro-democracy activist flashes the three-finger salute during an anti-government protest in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 25. Fans of K-pop groups like BTS, Super Junior, Exo, Blackpink and Shinee have emerged as a political force in the country’s recent protests. Photo: EPA
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