One example of that is The White Rose Resistance which was carried by a group of students and a professor who distributed leaflets undermining the Nazi regime. In a short period of time, the movement was suppressed by the regime, all group members were arrested and executed. Another example of nonviolent resistance which failed is Tiananmen Square Resistance in China. The protesters pursued a policy of peaceful demonstrations and marches against the authoritarian regime. After seven weeks of marching, The People 's Liberation Army of China opened fire on the protesters.
And in 1930, he protested Britain’s tax on salt by leading a 250-mile Salt March. Thoreau on the other hand used a different method, he refused to pay poll taxes and he dissociated himself from the government. They both went to jail for what they thought was right, Thoreau only spent the night in jail, but Gandhi went to jail for two
At the same time, Colonel Joll returns from the second expedition,where the were defeated by the Barbarians. In returning to the fort, the Colonel and his soldiers are looking for food, but the irritated townspeople want gone. So, they throw stones at his carriage and before his carriage leaves, the Colonel is seen in the carriage without his sunglasses on. As you can see, when the dark shades were gone and people could see, the Empire became
The first happened in home province in India, while pleading on behalf of his brother who was suspected collusion in a case of missing jewels. He was treated coldly and consequently rudely pushed out from the office by the Englishman of the British official after continuously arguing after the officer asked him to leave (Wolf, 2005;Mandelbaum, 1973). According to Mandelbaum (1973), Gandhi admited, he was insulted but also benifited from it. He decided to never again allow cultural expectation and family duty placing himself in a false position which contradicted with his own view of personal behaior and public affairs. Gandhi also wrote in his autobiography that “This shocked changed the course of my life” (Mandelbaum, 1973).
For many years India struggled greatly for their independence. The three major events in the Indian fight against British rule were: the Golden Temple Massacre, the Salt March, and the homespun movement. During the Temple Massacre British and Gurkha troops killed at least 379 unarmed Indians meeting at the Jallianwala Bagh, to discuss nonviolent resistance and protest. However, the British had passed a law that said they were forbidden from encouraging and having meetings about nonviolent protests. The Salt March, which took place in India, was an act of civil disobedience.
In this essay, these two strategies of protest will be discussed, with Gandhi and Martin Luther King’s uses as examples and a look into Hong Kong’s recent use of civil disobedience. B. What are Civil Disobedience and Nonviolent Resistance Nonviolent resistance is “the practice of employing symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, and other methods to achieve socio-political goals, without any violence involved.” (US Legal, Inc., 2014) Civil disobedience is a kind of it. Civil disobedience is originated by Henry D. Thoreau, an American author and philosopher. Civil disobedience, according to John Rawls, means “a politically-motivated, public, non-violent and conscientious breach of law undertaken with the aim of bringing about a change in laws or government policies.” (Brownlee,
When demonstrators of Dr. King, Jr.’s movement arrived at the edge of Montgomery, by the Edmund Pettus Bridge, they were met with state troopers who proceeded to attack the marchers, transforming that Sunday into what would become known as “Bloody Sunday”. Similarly, demonstrators in Ireland had experienced their own “Bloody Sunday” on January 30th, 1972. Also known as the Bogside Massacre, this incident involved British soldiers shooting 28 unarmed civilians during a peace protest demonstration against internment, which was the act of imprisonment without charge or trial. “It is said that the spirit of Dr. King, Jr.’s legacy was very much alive that day” (Dr. King's Impact on The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland). Monday September 2nd, NICRA announced that a march would be held on October 5th in Derry to protest the housing distribution in the city, unemployment, local government reform, and the right of free speech and assembly.
“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” (Angelou) The white missionaries coming to the igbo tribe really pushes the tribe’s unity to the limit. In Achebe’s book Things Fall Apart the Igbo tribe goes through many trials with change. Okonkwo is having an internal battle with himself while everything around is changing around him. Everyone he assumed wouldn’t change had adjusted their mind-set, and no one agrees with him in his violent approach to get rid of the white missionaries.
There was gun shouts, and the children had to run to safety. Another event was when Boo Radley was in jail awaiting his sentence, a crowd gathered to make a scene, and stir up trouble. Another example of Violence was when Jem and Scout were walking back from their school Halloween Pageant, and Bob attacked Jem. Pushing him to the floor, this caused him to break his hand. Boo Radley then comes out of his house to
1. Divide n rule / religion The ‘divide and rule’ policy was used by the British, as a mechanism to maintain imperial rule, which gave rise to communalism in the Indian society. The policy identifies pre-existing ethno-religious divisions in society and then manipulates them in order to prevent the subject peoples to unify and challenge the rulers. Through this policy, they were also able to simply create further division among the two main components of the Indian society. Many Historians said that the British adopted this strategy to strengthen the Raj.