At the “UDD Democracy School” in Narn province on 26 May 2013, Assoc. Prof. Tida Tawonseth gave a speech concerning the current political situation in Thailand in front of 2,000 participants at the event. Mrs.Tida speech is summarized and presented here as follows:
The UDD’s school for democracy in Narn province was the 16th event of its kind where co-leaders of the Red Shirts have travelled to different provinces in Thailand in to provide basic lessons on democracy to anybody that interested in the people’s struggle.
“We are creating co-leaders of democracy for the future in order to safeguard Thailand’s democratic institutions from being over thrown by any kind of coup d’état” said Assoc. Prof. Tida. “Some intellects think that grass root citizens only care about their own well-being and they do not care about politics or democracy. What these intellects fail to realize is that the level of political awareness among the grass root people of Thailand is already beyond this primitive way of thinking. Poor people also want justice and basic human rights, not only the rich and the middle class can enjoy democracy and its benefits.”