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.
Research on civil resistance tends to focus on cases where nonviolent methods are used to challenge authoritarian or otherwise unjust
It is a common belief: however “nice” the use of nonviolence may be, in the real world violence is necessary—and