Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Generation Y has figured large in the global pattern of protest beginning at the tail end of the 2000s. In marches against the fraudulent presidential election in Iran, against austerity in southern Europe, against autocracy in places from Morocco to Bahrain, and against greed and corruption in the United States, people born between 1980 and the late 1990s, aged 15-30, have been a driving force. Generation Y, also known as the millennials or the We Generation, is more than 2 billion people, roughly a third of the world’s total population.

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How to cite this article:

Marcie J Patton "Generation Y in Gezi Park," Middle East Report 268 (Fall 2013).