civil disobedience

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a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination)

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To me, Lenny Bruce presented the classic profile of a civil disobedient, the good and the bad: passionate; driven to be the center of attention; tormented by his struggles against government censorship; and consumed by defending the various lawsuits against him.
The Palestinians should follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela and use nonviolent civil disobedient resistance to achieve equal rights and liberties within the state of Israeli.
of those planning protests with a civil disobedient element (Jowit and
I agree that organized professional groups taking civil disobedient action is within the realm of possibility.
And it's not like I could lead a few thousand disciples barefoot across the Midlands in a civil disobedient protest about the price of salt.
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