Malaysian children are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
You see, when they voluntarily decide to cycle around the country on a mission to deliver a memorandum to parliament for better civil rights, they get arrested and intimidated.
And then, when they're busy minding their own business trying to get some semblance of an education, their education minister tries to mobilise all five million school children AND their teachers to start some sort of a "peace demonstration" in protest of Israel's role over in the Gaza strip.
Apparently public demonstrations are only okay when the ruling coalition suggests it.
At least Spanish children seem to have it better. My colleague sent me this video of his daughter.
I watched it and thought it was the epitome of kids just having a good time.
Every year, the Spanish organise a parade called 'Three Wise Men' or Cabalgata de Reyes focusing on children and the receiving of gifts by the Three Wise Men.
It's just after Christmas, after all, so they're not far behind time. :)
Europe's biggest parade for children. Just for children.