Odd sight on the way to work today. Walking along Soi Asoke, which is a major thoroughfare into the heart of the city, there was a promotional stunt occurring for Nescafe instant coffee. Both sides of the street were lined with people wearing Nescafe t-shirts, holding placards and signs, and chanting pro-Nescafe slogans. There were groups of people, four to a group, wearing a single large shirt between them, with a banner hanging on the front. It really looked like a political rally or something, and stretched over about three blocks.
Given the number of cars just sitting there, inching into town, visibility for the brand was high.
If only I had brought my camera with me!
Related in an unrelated way, once of the students at class announced that she had heard that there will be a large rally at Lumpini Park on February 4th, organized by opponents of Prime Minister Thaksin. She said – although I have not found any verification of this story searching online – that at a similar rally last year several people were shot. Might be worth grabbing the camera, going for a look-see, and staying clear of anyone with a gun.