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There's more to democracy than poll wins

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For months we have witnessed anti-government movements around the world, from a series of protests at Taksim Square in Turkey to Tahrir Square in Egypt, with the Cairo movement eventually ending with a coup. 

At home, we have the V for Thailand "white mask" group _ a gathering of people who simply want to maintain their anonymity.

Each of these movements' causes vary. In Turkey, it started with resentment over a plan to demolish a city park, and in Cairo, it stemmed from the fear of radicalism under the Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

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