The first thing that occurs to an observer is that this is a mismatch in weight classes. The big-gutted officers fit in the sumo category. The college students? They fit in the stringy category.
Stringy but strong-willed, they stand tall — even as they get riot-batoned in their torsos, cuffed and dragged away.
As troubling as the video is — YouTube it yourself -- it is very encouraging, because this is not Berkeley in 1968. It’s 2011.