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Behind the mask: Revolution or just the same old faces?

With no named leaders, and anonymous supporters organised online and reminded not to forget their masks, just who is behind this faceless group?

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  • Writer: Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai & Penchan Charoensuthipan
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The faceless men and women of the White Mask campaign are making a bold showing on social media and trying to rally support on the streets. The Guy Fawkes mask has become a novel rallying point for those opposed to Thaksin Shinawatra and what they see as his puppet government. 

HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: Demonstrators from the anti-Thaksin V for Thailand group wearing Guy Fawkes masks. A new protest is planned for today at CentralWorld.

Both the mask and campaigning via social media provide the protesters with anonymity. Political analysts are divided on the impact of the new style of political activism, how far it will reach and how long it will last. They are also curious as to whether the people behind the faces are simply old faces from anti-Thaksin protests of the past.

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