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Thai Premier Plans Forum to Listen to Young Protesters’ Concerns

Anti-government protesters wave chopsticks during a rally in front of Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on Aug. 3.

Anti-government protesters wave chopsticks during a rally in front of Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on Aug. 3.

Photographer: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha said the government is planning a public forum this month for the country’s youth to voice their concerns and opinions, following dozens of youth-led, anti-government demonstrations in recent weeks across the country.

“I’m concerned about our youth, and I want them to know that we’ll listen to their ideas about what they want their future to look like,” Prayuth said after the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.