While I have a certain amount of sympathy for people who get tear gassed (I know from personal experience what it’s like), I can’t help but note a certain irony.
These are not libertarians demanding to be left alone. These are people demanding bigger, stronger government. They failed to understand the longstanding conservative warning that “a government that’s strong enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.” It is hopelessly naive to believe a government that will take money from one group (recall that all taxation, while not theft, occurs at gun point) to give to another will hesitate to bust a few heads.
It’s also worth noting that the protesters were given ample warning to disperse. Note also toward the end of the video, the chants of “Rise up!”.
Yeah, folks they’re just like the rest of us. Just like us. (And this guy too. Just like us.)