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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