Not sure I follow- is your gripe with the people who stepped down and/or folks at the top who asked or assented to the resignations (those who gave in?), or are you objecting to the students protesting for a particular result? Or both?
So that I'm clear, I'm not endorsing this particular cause on its merits, though I do endorse free assembly and organized peaceful protest as a legitimate means to affect change, regardless of whether or not I agree with what's being protested.
For those who disagree with these student protests, is the alternative that we say that students aren't allowed to assemble and organize peaceful protests? To me it sounds like we would, in that instance, be infringing 1st amendment rights.