The quote that I really liked was from when one of the protesters was talking about how some people were worried that taking part in the protest would have an adverse effect on their future. Arrest records could affect their ability to find a job. The protester said that it didn't bother him because for him, "...it was like a crusade, it was a badge of honor." He knew what he was doing was right, and he was proud of his part in the protest and the time he spent in jail.
I think that the most effective strategy that the protesters used was the workshops. The protesters were taught what to expect and how to receive blows without fighting back. This had to have taken an incredible amount of self control. If protesters had fought back, then it would have probably caused even more violence. Also, using violence could cause people to lose respect for the movement.