Youth movement

1 Aug 2020
Despite attempts at intervention at all levels by state agents, student-led protests against dictatorship have continued nationwide for a second consecutive week.
30 Jul 2020
A group of students held a “student pride parade” on 29 July by marching to the Ministry of Education to call for equal rights and protection for LGBT students
30 Jul 2020
Over 1000 young people participated in a “Let’s run, Hamtaro” protest on 26 July, during which they marched around the Democracy Monument singing a modified version of the theme song from Hamtaro, a Japanese animated cartoon about a band of hamsters, and called for the government to step down.
30 Jul 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Student protest  
29 Jul 2020
LGBT activists held a demonstration on Saturday (25 July) at the Democracy Monument in the name of gender equality, LGBT rights, and democracy, as well as calling the government out for their failure in handling the Covid-19 pandemic and demanding the dissolution of parliament.
28 Jul 2020
Dozens of Triam Udom students and over 400 Kasetsart University students gathered at their schools to show their stance against the government. The protesters announced three demands corresponding with those of Free Youth, and criticized the media and police who are not standing with them in their fight against dictatorship at a time of moral crisis.
24 Jul 2020
The wave of youth-led protests continued with four more protests on Thursday (23 July) in Pattani, Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani and Khon Kaen, showing support for other protestors across the country.
23 Jul 2020
Student activists still cannot go beyond their own comfort zones to build a larger network to bring about changes in Thai society, says political activist Sirawith “Ja New” Seritiwat. Student movements will have no impact until they can inspire people to come out.
22 Jul 2020
Students at Walailak University organized a flashmob on Tuesday 21 July in support of the Free Youth Movement, while a group of students organized a ‘garden viewing’ event at the Democracy Monument. 
20 Jul 2020
Wirada Saelim on how young people living in the culture of fear in Thailand are using Twitter to engage in politics and speak about issues that are often seen as controversial. 
20 Jul 2020
Following the mass protest at the Democracy Monument on Saturday (18 July), two more student protests took place in Ubon Ratchathani and Chiang Mai on Sunday (19 July), also demanding the dissolution of parliament, constitutional reform, and for the authorities to stop harassing those who exercise their freedom of expression.

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