Isn’t the point of protests to cause inconvenience? How else is a group going of people going to rally for attention when some countries need a permit to protest in public?
Also, by associating different demographics as “thugs”, police are going to respond accordingly. I don’t think the police in Paris had military vehicles when the Anti-Uber protests occurred. On the other hand with Ferguson, the police departments requested for military vehicles and weapons.
I think it depends on the country that you’re protesting in. Some countries are less inclined to ban protesters and some countries are the opposite.
I think it boils down to the state of the government. Governments that are more stable seem to allow more freedom. It’s self explanatory after that point.
What’s your stance on how police respond to protests and I also want your opinion on the Anti-Uber protests.