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In their lifetimes, young Thais have already witnessed one financial crisis, two coups, endless protests and sweeping constitutional change. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)
The Big Story

Thailand's fearless youth stands up to the military and monarchy

The government struggles to reach a generation no longer cowed by authority

MARWAAN MACAN-MARKAR, Asia regional correspondent | Thailand

BANGKOK -- Just as dusk spread across Bangkok on a recent Sunday evening, the mood in a cavernous warehouse near a busy traffic intersection was electric. The crowd chanted anti-establishment slogans in response to the provocative hip-hop blasting out from the stage, as headliners Rap Against Dictatorship built up to their signature song "Prathet Ku Mee" -- "What My Country's Got."

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