Marches Do non violent prOtests work? . .

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. -Mahatma Ghandi
On August 28, 1963, 300,000 people marched on Washington, DC to fight for freedom and equality for black workers.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up. - Mahatma Ghandi

The marches from Selma to Montgomery in 1965 pushed for the right to vote for all. One was named "bloody sunday" for the violent response. The protests are said to have helped create the voting rights bill which was approved the same year.

The lawrence textile strike in 1912 was a march for workers rights in lawence and pushed for the 54 hour work day.

Ghandi's Salt march in march, 1930 was a march in India to fight for India's independence from Britain. For 24 days, a mass of people walked along the Indian coast to collect salt. At the time, Indians had to buy salt from British vendors, and had to pay a tax. This started the Indian non violent civil disobedience movement.

All of these protests were testing the morality of the people in power. They wanted to have them look on themselves and what they stand for, hoping that they find the fallacy in thier thinking.

"At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love" -MLK Jr.

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