Originally Posted by jiveturkey
Watching some of the footage I did start to wonder how the US would handle a similar protest. We've seen plenty of large scale protests but nobody was armed so a bucket of pepper spray usually put an end to it.
Would we squash a large group of armed/dug in protesters with overwhelming violence? Would we sit back and give it time to calm it self down? How would the public react to the police just blasting everyone?
And I'm not talking about national martial law. I'm talking about one city and a centralized square like we've seen in the Ukraine or Cairo.
No one here is motivated to do anything like that. It's playacting here. You don't want to risk your life to protest when you have your iPhone and Netflix and a Starbucks in your hand.