I marched in the Civil Rights, Women's Rights and anti-Vietnam War marches. As DiAnna says, getting arrested was part of it if you were doing something illegal (and sometimes even if you weren't). Whining about doesn't make any sense. You either believe in what you are doing and are willing to put yourself in in a position to be arrested if needed to advance the cause or you don't /aren't willing.
I remember going to an organizational meeting from a civil rights march and hearing this: "If don't have the cojones to do this, stay home. Those of us with the cojones don't have time to baby-sit you."
BTW, you cannot camp anywhere without getting arrested. I have friends that do something called extreme hammocking....
Extreme Hammock - YouTube
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Regardless of how the arrested person feels, suffering for your cause makes your cause look better.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
In this case, the arrests gives the movement a lot more credibility than the teabaggers who held a picnic on the weekend, listened to some speeches, held up signs, threatened violence, and then went home, taking no risks, and sacrificing nothing
If a "woman" is attempting to stab an Officer with a knife... she will be met with the same amount of force that a "man" attempting to stab an officer with a knife will be met with.
If a "woman" is punching an officer in the face... she will be met with the same amount of force that a "man" punching an officer in the face with be met with.
The amount of force used is not dependant upon the age or gender of the person it is used against...... but the level of force of which they are using.
And look at how they use "commensurate force" on this guy, who commits the viscious crime of waving a flag and shouting!! How despicable!
Now watch as the cops pepper spray two dangerous young girls in response to their dangerous screaming "Oh, my god!!"
...and we got along pretty well in jail as well.
i've no love for cops, to be sure... but i've really no love for sissies.
some of the folks back in the day ,even though they knew it was futile, would go right after the cops... I respected their aggression and guts, even if their judgement wasn't sound.
now it seems to be all about being able to play a victim on TV or Youtube.
that all said, it was not an unreasonable request for them to move the protest down to a different area of the park, they should have done so.... and it was an unreasonable response to get violent with the protestors.
all in all... the cops and protestors are a bunch of sissies.