It reminded me that we as protesters can make our points, organize our message and methods, in ways that are both effective and legal. We as police can respect constitutional rights of assembly and expression, all within municipal parameters.
It was, in short, an optimistic win-win.
It's even possible that there are many more protests happening like this around the country, but because of a lack of dramatic footage or exciting chaos, they don't make it to the front page (or main webpage) of mainstream media outlets. But it should be noted in this instance that I saw at least two of the major network's news folks were there with cameras and reporters.
I appreciate the skill demonstrated by both "sides" that night.