Not long ago peaceful protesters were killed by the security apparati. We cried. Painfully, our tears meant little or nothing. Our tears were not enough to open our society and bring a change. Peaceful protest is a democratic right across the globe. But in our country, peaceful protest is treated as an act of embarrassment to the Federal Government. Now it is protest and be tear-gassed and beaten. I ask myself: Where is our democracy now? The brutality on Charlie Boy Opera and others who protested at Abuja today is another omen of our recession in democracy and democratic rights. I worry and ponder: Are we about to strangely walk into an era of ‘gun point democracy’ as change?