Thai election: youth tire of army rule and seek to reshape their country’s politics themselves

Standing atop the stairs outside his university auditorium, 20-year-old activist Parit Chiwarak led a protest hundreds strong calling for an end to Thailand’s ruling military junta.
“The military is supposed to protect the country, not fight the people,” he told students gathered at Thammasat, one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities.
“We want elections,” they chanted, many of them waving fans emblazoned with hearts reading “Love Democracy…