What was unique in Gandhi's techniques in protesting British colonialism?

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What was unique about Gandhi's techniques was their dignified and non-violent nature.  Gandhi believed that it was necessary for the fight against injustice to be just and honorable.  He did not believe that a fight against British colonialism could ever truly succeed unless it followed these principles.  Therefore, he wanted the protests to be strictly non-violent.  In addition, he wanted to be sure that the British were treated with respect at all times.  He felt that this was important so that the integrity of the protest movement would be maintained at all times.  This made his protest movement different from other anti-colonial movements.