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Thai students demand full democracy despite government warnings

Future Forward dissolution fuels anger of marginalized youth

Protesters rally against the government at Srinakharinwirot University on Wednesday. Many students believe their demands for more democracy will fall on deaf ears. (Photo by Masayuki Yuda)

BANGKOK -- The dissolution of Thailand's second-largest opposition party has ignited unrest at universities as students organize demonstrations to demand more democracy, despite being warned by the government to stand down.

"We want our future back," Chonticha Jangrew shouted to a crowd of students at an anti-government protest at Srinakharinwirot University in Bangkok. "I am confident our new generation will not put up with being dictated to anymore," she said.

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