Nonviolent Resistance & Government Repression
In the News:
Rebel Honduran police ignore curfew order, election protesters rejoice
In Honduras, police officers abandon posts and defy orders to join nonviolent protests against election fraud. Police defection grew as protests spread to other cities.
Peace Science Insights:
Nonviolent activists can lessen chances of violent repression by strategically publicizing the contrast between their actions and those of their opponent–and by taking measures to facilitate security force defection.
Peace Science Digest Vol. 2, Special Issue: Nonviolent Resistance. “Nonviolent Resistance and Government Repression”