'Black Lives Matter' in the US

It is a non-violent social movement that protests incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against African American people. On May 25, 2020, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd died when 4 Minneapolis Police Officers violated all policies while acting on a 911 complaint against him. The police department fired all four officers but the protests that followed took the nation by storm.

Students' protests in Thailand

Demonstrations in Thailand have been going on since early 2020. Students took to the streets demanding reforms in the monarchy, educational rights, and the fair treatment of LGBTQ people. With the students refusing to stand down, the government has their hands tied since they cannot justify the use of force against peaceful protesters.

Farmers' protests in India

Agronomists have been fighting against the 3 farm acts passed by the Indian Parliament in September 2020. The farmers have protested relentlessly in the national capital, New Delhi. Thus far, the government has failed to reach an understanding with the farmers' unions and their actions have escalated into nation-wide strikes.

Non-violence throughout history

Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, and the Dalai Lama have all been crusaders for non-violent approaches to change. They have shown how people's righteous anger can be channeled into social change without resorting to any form of brutality.

Following that tradition in the modern-day, people around the world are currently fighting a deadly virus and have also chosen to stand up for their rights in a pacific manner.

Richa Sorot Dalal

Richa Sorot Dalal

Journalist, willing to work on issues often ignored and untouched in the society.

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