The protesters need to be very careful to never give the impression of provoking violence. When the Police Riot Squad showed up to position themselves at the entrance of Walmart at the end of the demonstration, many protesters got dangerously close to them. The government doesn’t need too much provocation to physically crush unarmed protesters. In fact, the government is looking for any excuse to do so!
The leader giving instructions asked the protesters repeatedly to resume their protest in the street, while reminding them that they had been successful in closing down Walmart. Still many remained in very close proximity to the Riot Squad. The protesters need to be trained to follow the leader's instructions, if we expect to continue to have peaceful protests in the future. We don’t have the weapons to win an armed revolution, but we can win by using reason.