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Japanese cartoon 'Hamtaro' used by Thai protesters to mock government

'The most delicious food is taxpayers' money,' youths sing

A demonstrator holds a soft toy of  Hamtaro, a Japanese cartoon hamster, during a protest demanding the resignation of Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha, in Bangkok, July 26.   © Reuters

BANGKOK (Reuters) -- Hundreds of Thai protesters sang a Japanese cartoon jingle on Sunday with lyrics mocking the government as hungry hamsters feasting on taxpayer cash, part of a new protest movement by youth who say they are using whimsical tactics for serious ends.

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