When the government claims that only non-disruptive protests are "civil", it risks censoring those who seek to go beyond mere symbolic actions and have some impact on others through their protest.
Young Algerians who dream of accessing global markets have extensively used iconic brands, films and series as political resources.
Howard Thurman, a mentor to MLK, first met Gandhi during a visit to India in 1936. He came to understand nonviolence as a force more powerful than hate that had the power to transform the world.
The criminalisation of fracking protesters is not the exception, it has become the rule.
Palestinian nonviolent protests and mass movement of resistance is one of Israel's biggest fears.
Thanks to a violent fringe of protesters backed by Hamas, a far larger non-violent movement is struggling to control the narrative of what's happening in Gaza.
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
It cuts shuts down the chance for dialogue.
South African universities are aflame as student protests for free education turn violent. But, would a non-violent approach, as preached by Martin Luther King, be more effective in their cause?