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1. Lack of violence.
2. The doctrine, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peaceful tactics as a means of gaining political objectives.

non·vi′o·lent adj.
non·vi′o·lent·ly adv.
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Adv.1.nonviolently - without violence; "the government was overthrown nonviolently, but the dictator was killed"
violently - in a violent manner; "they attacked violently"
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Even as we celebrate this great event in our history, we must heed the words of former President Ramos - the same General Ramos at EDSA in 1986: "True enough, regime change was achieved nonviolently through the power of the people.
Next, Rainsy said the movement will encourage people to protest nonviolently, and appeal to the armed forces not to shoot protesters.
Washington's explicit endorsement of Israel's illegal annexation of East Jerusalem strikes a blow to the Palestinians and Israelis nonviolently working to end Israel's military occupation and push for lasting peace.
During Abdallah's imprisonment Catherine Ashton recognized Abu Rahmah as a Human Rights Defender, Ashraf Abu Rahmah, whose siblings, Basem and Jawaher were both killed in separate incidents while nonviolently protesting the illegal wall constructed on their land.
Ideally this can be done nonviolently but humans are humans and often display aggressive behavior when threatened.
Pollsters also asked people if the right of the people to nonviolently protest was important, and 68 percent of Republicans and Republican leaners said it was, compared to 88 percent of Democrats and Democratic leaners.
In the 1960s local students will protest nonviolently against the segregation, which will end in 1963 as part of a citywide integration movement.
In the latest report, Human Rights Watch spokesman Felix Horne said Ethiopian forces were treating demonstrators and opposition politicians "with an iron fist," closing off ways the protesters can express their grievances nonviolently.
After my husband was killed in South Africa in 2000 (car accident), I was evacuated to the United States, determined to work nonviolently for US demilitarization on behalf of all the other women, children and men around the world I had come to love so much.
With this progressive spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children's program as a platform for sharing countercultural beliefs about caring nonviolently for one another, animals, and the earth.
While females wrestle to the death, male drones gather nonviolently, sometimes with drones from the opposing side.
The twist, however, is that the team, Papa Francisco, has dedicated itself to playing the game nonviolently.