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The White Ribbon Movement: High School Students in the 2020 Thai Youth Protests

Author: Kanokrat Lertchoosakul

In: Critical Asian Studies, Vol 53, No 2, 2021, pp. 206-218

The article draws on interviews with 150 university and 150school students, focus groups and observation of 16 protests to ascertain why high school students joined the demonstrations.  The author concludes that they were rebelling both against conservative, authoritarian and repressive educational systems, and against political institutions - especially the monarchy.