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Why Thailand's young are forcing a reckoning

Frustration boiling over into street protests comes at a time when safety buffers of the past are gone

Thailand is caught up once again in the throes of street protests.

Unlike the colour-coded street demonstrations between conservative-royalist "yellow" shirts and their "red-clad" rivals aligned with ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra nearly 20 years ago, this time it is the country's young people - Gen Z and late millennials - who are driving this new wave of confrontation between the forces of conservatism and change.

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