There’s a bit more to consider. Militarized police. Way back when, while the guards/police definitely out gunned/sworded the masses, the masses effectively had the same tools at their disposal. Just less of them.
The modern era features all kinds of force multiplier and crowd control technology on the side that isn’t ours.
I do wonder if the masses are even capable of taking on the establishment. I’m not saying it can’t, just that it’s not been done before at this time period.