#WhatsHappeningInThailand: Youths in Revolt in Thailand

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Armed with smartphones, face masks and three-finger salutes, young people all over Thailand have been leading the country's largest anti-government protests in decades. Seemingly emerging out of nowhere, millennials and Gen Z took to the streets and on social media to make radical demands to reform the country's politics, economy and the monarchy. What explains this youth revolt?

This live panel discussion brings in experts on Thailand to discuss the current protests from a diverse range of perspectives, including historical legacy, military-monarchy relations, youth culture, protest language, generational divide and grievances against the Prayuth regime. 

Period24 Nov 2020

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Media contributions

  • Title#WhatsHappeningInThailand: Youths in Revolt in Thailand
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletSydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Size1.5 hour
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/11/20
    DescriptionArmed with smartphones, face masks and three-finger salutes, young people all over Thailand have been leading the country's largest anti-government protests in decades. Seemingly emerging out of nowhere, millennials and Gen Z took to the streets and on social media to make radical demands to reform the country's politics, economy and the monarchy. What explains this youth revolt?

    This live panel discussion brings in experts on Thailand to discuss the current protests from a diverse range of perspectives, including historical legacy, military-monarchy relations, youth culture, protest language, generational divide and grievances against the Prayuth regime.
    Producer/AuthorDr Aim Sinpeng, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, University of Sydney
    URLhttps://uni-sydney.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nwOF0p0VS_aIAwlu38qLTA
    PersonsChavalin Svetanant