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Thaksin phones up Bangkok rally
this was a calculated show of demonstrength by his followership, after two months in which the pad has monopolised media attention in the capital, our correspondent says .
the rally was aimedia at demonstrating the continuing popularity of mr thaksin, who has been living in exile since august after a court verdict .
many at the rally were in te ars as he told them his oppondents were destroying democracy and tearing up his policies, just to keep him out of power .
if we can't uphold democracy and rid the country of dictatorship, the chances of our country returning to a peaceful state are slim .
former thai prime minister thaksin shinawatra has given an emotional address by phone to tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in bangkok .