I read this article that describes a group of Chinese villagers who are trying to prevent the government from selling their land to developers without consent of the villagers.
The villagers have decided to sign a pact that any villager who is harmed by the government while defending their land from seizure will be given a grand burial. Their family will also be cared for. This is an interesting tactic that I think would be effective.
They do not seek to physically fight the government, a fight which would be desired by the government since the government could prove its superiority by suppressing the villagers. They only seek to defend their property from aggression and if a villager is harmed in the process that villager will be honored. Thus, admiration is placed on the most virtuous person: the non-aggressive defender of property. Not some charismatic leader of some movement. Not some eloquent orator who drums up support for violence. And definitely not the most wicked of men: a politician.