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Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

Context:

Nonviolent Resistance & Government Repression

In the News:

Rebel Honduran police ignore curfew order, election protesters rejoice

Lizbeth Diaz, Gustavo Palencia. Reuters. 2017

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.

References:

Peace Science Digest Vol. 2, Special Issue: Nonviolent Resistance. “Nonviolent Resistance and Government Repression” 

Rebel Honduran police ignore curfew order, election protesters rejoice by Lizbeth Diaz, Gustavo Palencia. Reuters. 2017.

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