Civil Disobedience (Sociology)

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  • The denunciation of governmental rules, the refusal to obey certain laws, or a protest against policies and/or governmental action. Civil disobedience is commonly nonviolent, and protestors can illegally occupy a building, form a cordon, or demonstrate peacefully. The likelihood of arrest is high. Leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi used civil disobedience to draw attention to their cause.


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