Firebrands need maturity

A major rally of students and pro-democracy activists scheduled for Wednesday will be a major test of the country’s prospects of further developing its democracy.The chosen day marks the anniversary of the 1973 student-led uprising when hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated against the dictatorship of then prime minister Field Marshal Thanom Kittikhachorn on Ratchadamnoen Avenue, and were attacked by security forces.In fact, the current political situation has some similarities to that of 47 years ago. The uprising in 1973 derived from student protests against the prolongation of the ab…

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