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Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

Nonviolent Resistance and Police Deflection in Honduras

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. 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.