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Originally posted by rival
The police have a duty to protect people and property.
Originally posted by YouCanCallMeKM
WHO CARES if they arrested so much people. You people need to lighten up, I think the police did a very good job at handling the situations they were in. You think ALL of those cops are dirty cops?
Originally posted by Geeky_Bubbe
reply to post by Cynic
But where is the balance? There is a right to peacefully protest. It isn't a a right to only protest if you meet criteria A, B, C, D, E, F..... X, Y, and finally, but we must never forget... Z.
Yes, the "Peaceful" bit is not an ancillary and inconsequential thing, it's intrinsic in the fundamental right. And, when a demonstration is not peaceful the police have the responsibility to intercede. But that intercession must not include the peaceful.
Lack of balance was demonstrated on both sides: Protesters and police.