Thai protests: in Witch Doctor’s hands, Red Bull is a weapon of satire

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In the skit that launched him to fame the ‘Witch Doctor’ pulls a plastic snake from a box, sends a cloud of white powder into the sky and swigs from a bottle of Red Bull – items immediately identifiable to the protest faithful as a roast of the generals, politicians and tycoons who run Thailand.

A satirical war is being waged by youth pro-democracy protesters challenging the Thai army and its old guard allies – and the 30-year-old ‘Witch Doctor’ is among their sharpest weapons.

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