Roberta reported on how the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Force and the deputy mayor handled things last night such that there were no violent confrontations associated with the large protest:
The police and protestors marched the rest of the way to the Governors house intermingled. The protestors agreed to disperse afterward, and police walked with them back downtown to their cars.
No one got hurt. There were no riots in Indianapolis last night. There was no looting.
I read someplace else, I forget where, that research from the 1960s and 1970s on crowd control came up with a solution similar to what Roberta described which resulted in similar outcomes.
Nice. Very nice.