Nonviolence has always been looked upon as idealist fantasy and it has been said that it just can’t work. But over and over again people have come out and shown the power of peaceful protests. The truth is that violence is not a necessity for revolution. Unity wins over every enemy no matter how powerful and violent it might be. Mahatma Gandhi has become the face of nonviolence but there have been other great men and women who have used peaceful means to protest against injustice and inequality. Here are 8 such great nonviolent leaders who chose nonviolence over violence.