How was non-cooperation a form of protest?
Non-Cooperation Movement was one form of protest. It was a recognizable form of the expression of protest as well as public resentment against the Rowlatt Act. Its major objective was not extend some cooperation to the administration, hence, rendering it completely crippled.
The Non-Cooperation Movement was one form of protest by which national leaders wished to express their protest against abominable events like Jallianwala Bagh Massacre. Via launching this movement, they desired to severely punish those British who were accountable for killing hundreds of innocent persons by firing on the meeting that was occurring peacefully.
It was also a form of protest on another account as it aimed at boycotting honorary offices, government jobs, titles, educational institutions and law courts etc. The Indians wanted to exhibit their protest against rule by the British by boycotting government elections as well as foreign goods by non-payment of taxes to the government in addition to peaceful disobedience of government laws. Law courts were boycotted, whereby renowned advocates such as Motilal Nehru. Chittaranjan Das, Jawaharlal Nehru, Deshbandhu, Vallabh Bhai Patel, Babu Rajendra Prasad, Asaf Ali and Rajgopalachari left their lucrative practices in law.