We all had a collective feeling like we'd had enough of this kind of shit. It wasn't anything tangible anybody said to anyone else, it was just kind of like everything over the years had come to a head on that one particular night in the one particular place, and it was not an organized demonstration…
Everyone in the crowd felt that we were never going to go back. It was like the last straw. It was time to reclaim something that had always been taken from us…. All kinds of people, all different reasons, but mostly it was total outrage, anger, sorrow, everything combined, and everything just kind of ran its course. It was the police who were doing most of the destruction. We were really trying to get back in and break free.
And we felt that we had freedom at last, or freedom to at least show that we demanded freedom. We weren't going to be walking meekly in the night and letting them shove us around—it's like standing your ground for the first time and in a really strong way, and that's what caught the police by surprise. There was something in the air, freedom a long time overdue, and we're going to fight for it. It took different forms, but the bottom line was, we weren't going to go away. And we didn't
This is what a participant in the Stonewall riots said. Police had been raiding gay bars, and the faggots had enough and spontaneously collectivized and sent the cops running scared. Faggots collectively demanded rights and got them because the politicians and police didn't want to be humiliated by getting BTFO by a bunch of faggots again.
Gay Pride Parades are held every year all over the world around the anniversary of the Stonewall as a warning to politicians that the faggots can do it again. The Parades aren't just a celebration of being faggots, they are a SHOW OF FORCE AND ORGANIZATION.
State Power is in fact quite limited. "They got the guns but we got the numbers." The State maintains the illusion of power and control by making examples of atomized individuals to scare you into inaction. Even in European countries were riots are common, what happens is the rioters break some shit, throw shit at a wall of police, yell at police, then go home, feel good about themselves, and forget about everything. That is failure. That is exactly what the State wants you to do. That is what the protesters did Saturday when they yelled at Police through a fence at Downing St. That is failure.
Success is pressing on through that police resistance, breaking that wall, tearing down that fence, and sending the police running home scared. You don't need to kill the police or overthrow the government at this point, just show them that you are SERIOUS and ought to be RESPECTED. Then you negotiate from a position of strength (read Art of the Deal first), make reasonable demands the rest of the country can live with like "Actual Freedom of Speech" and "Sane immigration laws" and "No more free passes for Muslim criminals because they 'don't understand the law/culture of England" and promise if your demands are met then you will stop making trouble.
But if your demands are NOT met then the outcome will be a fight to the death for freedom.