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civil disobedience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcivil disobedienceˌcivil disoˈbedience noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PROTESTwhen people, especially a large group of people, refuse to obey a law in order to protest in a peaceful way against the government
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civil disobedienceNon-cooperation and civil disobedience, as Gandhi understands them, can not be construed as a coercive threat in this sense.If he fasted, he was released from jail; if he attempted civil disobedience, he was back in again.Do we intend to commit civil disobedience?Would he desist from civil disobedience if he were convinced?In Pittsburgh, there were a few sit-ins, invasions of churches, minor civil disobedience.Nothing in their training or previous experience had accustomed them to this kind of civil disobedience.It had to be a battle in which his side would fight with a special kind of weapon: civil disobedience.That there are risks associated with civil disobedience no one would deny, and among them is the risk of anarchy.
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