I used to make a point to argue and correct this language use when friends and colleagues would mistakenly call a protest a mob. Especially so if they were reporters.
And there is good reason. A protest is a legitimate function of democracy while a mob is a crazed group of thugs bent on violence and destruction.
But when it is time to talk about the thoroughly anti-democratic People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), they are nothing short of an ugly mob of thugs bent on violence and destruction.
A mob is a mob, nothing more and everything less than democracy.
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