Holding a flower up to the police - trying to recreate one of those classic protest images of peace - one protester is mercilessly doused in pepper spray. The woman should have known this would happen. Flower power is a myth that liberals seek to maintian, partly to undermine the argument for revolutionary action and the building of movements that fight back. Still, the fact that these cops just covered her in the spray and she just kept standing there, well, you cant stop from feeling for her.
The actions of the police were at times exactly what they are supposed to be: cruel and callous as they try to maintain the Systems authority and rule.