@ Caltrek Labeling peaceful protesters a threat and violently suppressing them is a very effective way to turn peaceful people into violent insurgents. I mean at what point does someone decide they've had enough. When they are forced to be silent? When they are treated as a second class citizen? When they are labeled a terrorist for holding a sign? We all saw this coming, it was only a matter of time before the state started using the terrorist card against its own people.
Actually, a well disciplined movement will not respond violently to provocation. (Unless you consider an appeal for legal remedies that might involve use of governmental force as an act of violence. Some anarchists I have known would reject such appeals to the legal system precisely because they do feel they are violent.)
I am reminded of the assassination scene in the movie Gandhi. As soon as Gandhi was shot all of his followers fell to the ground in prayer or in an otherwise peaceful manner. Only the provocateurs where left standing shouting for violence, and were thus easily identified as not true followers.
I don't know if that actual scene was accurate, but something like that occurs on a regular basis during protests.