I thought it was very inspirational that these students were able to organize and execute demonstrations that were so powerful. Their bravery is remarkable. Not just anyone would be willing to face mobs and get arrested. Their commitment to nonviolence is admirable, and sets a good example for the future for how to go about making a change.
I had not really thought about the fact that you would have to train yourself to be non-violent in certain situations. Your natural reaction when someone starts to beat you is to fight back, but you have to restrain yourself to make the demonstrations effective.