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Mahatma Gandhi employed civil disobedience during the Indian independence movement.

Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Civil disobedience is a symbolic or ritualistic violation of the law, rather than a rejection of the system as a whole. Civil disobedience is sometimes, though not always,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> defined as being nonviolent resistance.


Civil disobedience sections
Intro  Overview   Etymology    Definition, theories, and justifications    Variations    Techniques   Legal implications of civil disobedience   See also    References   Further reading  External links  

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