Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The World Needs More Ganeshs

Pro-democracy protests continue in Nepal as the country's seven largest political parties with the support of Maoist rebels are calling for a return to parliamentary rule. The King banned these protests six days ago.

Good for them.

But this especially quote my eye. Via the NYTs:
At nearby Vinayak Hospital, a 50-year-old street vendor named Ganesh Bohara vowed to return to the streets as soon as doctors treated him for head injuries. "I am ready to die for democracy," he said.
Sure I'd prefer non-voilent civil disobedience, but sometimes brute force is all a despot respects.