Non-Violent Protests and Resistance are the widely accepted Protests against the government in any democracy,Non-Violent protests aren’t new for the Human-Kind and exist from thousand of years,the first idea of Non-Violent protest can be dated back to 391BC in China(Mohism),however it can be said that the modern era of non-Violent protests was popularized by Mahatma Gandhi,who believed that any type of protest which is based on truth and isn’t violent is the right way of protest.
As per a research Non-Violent Resistance were more successful as compare to Violent once.
1.The Unknown Rebel During the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989: Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the June Fourth Incident was an Student Movement in China for social equality,Freedom of Speech,Freedom of Press and Democracy,The Movement caused thousands of lives,On June 4 Chinese government sent Tanks to squelch the growing protests,and randomly shorts were fired which killed about 200 people,when a lone man came and stood against the first tank and stopped the tanks from moving and blocked them and even climbed at the top of first tank,however the Identity is still unverified and there are lots of theories regarding the identity,the Man is Commonly referred as “Tank Man”.
2.Flowers vs Gun During the Anti- Vietnam War Protests: The Anti-Vietnam War gain momentum in 1967.
3.Mahatma Gandhi during The Salt March: One of the Most important march in the History of Indian Independence,also known as Dandi march,it started on March 12,1930 when Mahatma Gandhi left his Sabarmati Ashram near Ahmedabad with 78 selected protestors and walked 241 Miles(390 KM) to reach at a coastal village Dandi where he produced salt without paying any tax which was a crime according to british Laws,about 80,000 people were jailed by Britihsers during the movement including Mahatma Gandhi.
4. A Romanian child offers a heart shaped balloon to the riot police during the 2012 protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.
5.1968 Olympics Black Power salute:Tommie Smith and John Carlos(Both African American) raise their black gloved fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support of their protest,Both the Athletes were later suspended.