There are times when you have to step forward, get physical and mixed it up , particularly when the lives of those you love are at stake, when retreat is unavailable or the exigency, and other circumstances, make petition for redress of grievances inapposite. Understand, even in this case, effective group response always begins with the focused action of one bold individual :
“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence....I would rather … resort to arms in order to defend … honour than…, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to [our] own dishonour.
But I believe that nonviolence is infinitely superior to violence, ...But … it is meaningless when it pretends to proceed from a helpless creature....
....I do not believe myself to be a helpless creature....Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
--- Mahatma Gandhi