January 14, 2014

Thailand's Mass Protests Against Democracy

Zachary Keck, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

Even when democracy is rolled back it is usually through coups or civil wars or some sort of illegitimate seizure of power. Occasionally, such as in the case of Nazi Germany or the Islamic Republic of Iran, a regime will initially come to power because of its mass support, but will then brutally abuse state power to stamp out any potential challengers to its rule.

Rarely, however, do we see people take to the streets in large numbers to demand that an existing democracy be replaced by military rule, a dictatorship, or some other form of non-democratic government.

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