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Nation's 'peaceful' revolution is not a dinner party

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The New Year's lull offers a chance to pause and take stock of the most recent anti-Shinawatra demonstrations that have energised, empowered and exasperated so many during the last two months of 2013. 

An anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police officers during a recent clash at the Japanese-Thai stadium in Din Daeng. The anti-government’s plan to shut down Bangkok and the red shirts’ vow to stage a counter rally has raised fears of fresh violence. AP/WASON WANICHAKORN

Simply put, it's ridiculous that people have to march in the hundreds of thousands, even millions, to free their country from the predations of a political clan they deem parasitic.

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