The deliberate, public, and usually nonviolent breaking of a law in order to call attention to the unfairness or undesirability of a statute (usually the one that is broken) or some governmental policy, and to influence public opinion concerning the same.
Opposition to a government or occupying power by refusal to comply with orders, or by such nonviolent acts as voluntary fasting or public demonstrations
peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
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