Police, civic leaders, soldiers and students ducked rainclouds to walk together in a march against drugs in Pattaya.
Region 2 Police commander Maj. Gen. Punya Maamen and Banglamung District Chief Chawalit Saeng-Uthai led the June 26 Walk Against Drugs from Central Festival Pattaya Beach to Bali Hai Pier. Cadets from the Royal Thai Navy Academy served as flag bearers, followed by soldiers from the 14th Military Circle, Lions Club members and students from Pattaya’s 11 public schools.
Pol. Col. Watchapol Prasanratchakij presides over the opening
A cloudburst delayed start of the parade, but once the sun reappeared, the marching band from Pattaya School No. 3 struck up the music and the marchers set off.
Organizers said the parade was aimed at mobilizing the community to fight against drugs. Business and community leaders welcomed the parade participants to Bali Hai with booths, activities, games, prizes and a concert.
Government officers, police, soldiers, private and public sectors march in the anti-drug parade.
Navy cadets take part in the anti-drug parade.
Miss Tiffany 2012 also took part in the anti-drug festivities.
The performance by Police Mass Relation has the crowd rolling in laughter.
Pattaya School No. 3’s Marching Band leads the parade from Soi 6.
Thailand’s 14th Military Group marches in the anti-drug parade.
To Be Number students parade against drugs.
Young cosplay girls join the fight against drugs.
Pol. Col. Somnuk Changate leads the big bike parade.
Pattaya’s friendly police dolls entertain the crowd.
Students from Juthamas Beauty School vividly express their opinion.
Pattaya School No. 5 students and teachers join the campaign against drugs.
Banglamung students voice their anti-drug message.