They are often regarded as politically indifferent, but when faced with the government’s inability to quickly respond to changing social values, the new generation has become ever more enthusiastic about public affairs. The Wenlin Yuan urban renewal project, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, and the death of Hung Chung-Chiu have catalyzed a wave of street-level student and social movements that pursue equality and justice.
Now things are different. Activists today have technology and social media to spread social movements. Resistance doesn’t erupt on its own; it needs mobilization before and vocalization after the event to ensure an impact on state-citizen relations. “Movements off the streets” have already begun, and today’s youth are carrying on the spirit of their predecessors - step by step creating the ripples of societal change.
Note: iakuan: anshaishin iamin a kmalawa means "It's our turn to stand up and do something" in the Thao language.