That the oppressed rose up against the oppression was not only beautiful, it was quite often fun both for those rising up and for me, a member of the press covering it. Yes, people were arrested, tear-gassed, shot with bean bags, beaten, and arrested by police. And yes, some police were hit with rocks or bottles or bricks and yes, businesses were damaged and cars were burned. But people also came together, laughed, talked, helped each other, chanted, sang, ate, and marched. People showed courage. People developed courage. People talked back to the power that had required their silence previously.