sic semper tyrannis


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sic semper tyrannis

Latin for "thus always to tyrants," said in reference to the overthrow or death, whether real or desired, of a leader who was tyrannical or perceived as such. The ousted dictator's statue was torn down in cities across the country, with the people shouting "sic semper tyranis" throughout the day.
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