To best your enemy, dress as them, speak their language, learn the enemy's game...then change everything right under their noses. Lack of response from an agitator does not a Nobel Peace Prize winner make; you are either the oppressor or oppressed, victor or victim, controller or controlled.
Knowing what type of victory you are willing to accept will help determine what type of plans & responses the fight merits. Not all battles are won with drawn blood; sometimes, you have to take something worth much more. It is then & only then, that you can become friends.