Thanks to technology, we have the means of using less than lethal force to subdue an aggressive person or group of people. However, just because it's less than lethal doesn't mean it won't hurt. In fact, some of these might hurt so bad, you'll wish they used lethal force on you.
You don't have to go very far on our website to find how painful tasers or OC spray can be. Just look at the library of Alex Will Do It and you'll have plenty of evidence to support my claim. Some of these less than lethal methods will leave lasting impressions on you both mentally and physically. If you are going to participate in a riot, maybe get a little practice in before you decide to make this doomed decision. The first thing you'll want to do is make sure you're limber. Moving targets are harder to hit with less than lethal projectiles. Being light on your feet might save you some initial pain. It won't last though.
Eventually, you'll get tired or predictable. Whichever one it is won't matter much because either way, you're going to get smacked with a high-velocity beanbag or a plastic less than lethal round. The trick behind less than lethal is to make it hurt just enough for you to stop doing whatever it is you're doing, without killing you (obviously). That's a very fine line to walk, it's so fine that you may stop walking for a minute or so after getting struck with these projectiles.
The best idea is to try and avoid the type of situation where you'd be subjected to these forms of crowd control. Riots are not really a great place to meet up with your friends and have a great time or pick up girls. Best to avoid them if you can.