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The government on Sunday announced that wearing a small black ribbon is an acceptable way to mourn His Majesty the Late King in lieu of black clothing.
The announcement followed reports of hardline mourners harassing those not wearing black to show respect for King Bhumibol, who died at 88 on Thursday, launching the Kingdom into a year of national mourning. The authorities also said they’re looking into complaints of price-gouging that supposedly prevented many from affording black apparel.
“Many people may not be able to find black or white [another mourning color] outfits, which could be because of a shortage in the market or their economic disadvantage,” government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Sunday. “Please look at the intentions of those who join together to express their sorrows.”
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