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‘Their voice is vital’ – Thai celebs break silence on democracy protests

Pro-democracy protesters hold up their mobile phones as lights during an anti-government rally at Victory Monument in Bangkok on Sunday. Inset: Thai-US K-pop singer Nichkhun Horvejkul of the South Korean boy band 2PM poses for a picture during a press conference in Hong Kong, March 9, 2012. (AFP photos)

A K-pop superstar, beauty queens and TV personalities are among a growing wave of celebrities backing Thailand’s pro-democracy movement, sending out messages of support to millions of followers on social media.

Political statements are unusual from Thai celebs, whose lucrative endorsements rely on the billionaire clans that are a pillar of the country’s establishment. But some prominent figures broke cover after police fired water cannon at peaceful protesters in Bangkok on Friday.

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