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Peaceful revolution a democratic duty

Re: "Exploding the myth of 'anti-democratic' protests", Opinion, January 30.

I couldn't agree more with Dave Sherman's fair and balanced analysis. He offers an excellent explanation of both the diversity of the anti-government demonstrators and their reasons for protesting. They know that when democracy becomes a travesty and a dictatorship, peaceful revolution becomes a democratic duty.

This travesty and the dictatorship are the only legacy of Thaksin and his family and cronies. The sooner they go, the sooner Thailand will be able to return to normalcy and take a step toward real democracy for all of its people.



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