A day before the start of Ramadan, Anti-government banners were hang along roads in the deep southern provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat accusing the Thai authorities of insincerity and calling Thailand "the Siamese colonialists..

The Thai authorities, police and military alike, pulled down the banners. They tried to collect fingerprints and DNA hoping to find evidence leading to those who made the banners.