A hundred years ago I was watching a Netflix or HBO on one of your Yank presidents - think it was John Adams? Anyhoo a bunch of Brit Red Coats got punched out at a protest, shots were fired and Colonials were killed. In court the man rubbed the noses of these proto-Americans in it by asking, "Was this a lawful assembly? Or an unruly mob?" If memory serves the Red Coats got off because they were defending themselves.
Here in Canada we only have drunken riots. Our protesters, like yours, are mostly assholes and spoiled college kids cutting class and nobody takes them seriously. Our gubbiment is much the same, what with all the queers, fwenchmen, and vibrants. They rule and pass laws, aided by their lickspittles in the judiciary and the media - and at least, out here in Alberta, we just shrug and keep on doing what we have always done. It's now illegal to say truthful things about moslems? Yeah fine. Just as long as everyone knows that I won't be taking shit off of their ugly women, their violent men or their stupid monkey-god religion. Gun control? Yeah fine. Good luck enforcing that one, assholes! Not even the cops are bothering with it. It is pretty much nothing but a money grab now. Somebody told me Canada was bilingual but whatever - I don't speak Frog and I do business in English. Any turd brained frankiphone from Kweeeebeck that doesn't like that is invited to go **** up a rope. Everyone gets along because the gubbiment is all about empty virtue signalling and they know as long as they don't do anything stupid nobody will get hurt. They also know there are probly over 10 million guns in Canada and any war they make on their people will only end one way. I don't even think they could get the military or constabulary to fire on Canadian people - they would probably get politely taken into custody. All that is free speech.
This is NOT free speech.
This is an unruly mob.
It was an unruly mob in general, and these two in particular? Welp - that was two idiots fighting and the smaller idiot losing. There were no morals or principles defended here, there were no points scored except in the minds of other idiots. It was later revealed that the woman in this pic was batshit crazy: amateur porn star and militant feminist? With hairy armpits and dreads? Oh, yuck. Feminism was ruined long before this boy punched out that cunned stunt.
There's some important things in all this to remember. For you Americans - it's that nobody can stifle free speech. Nobody. Even your corrupt media always tells the truth. All you have to do is assume they're lying about pretty much everything and read between the lines. In Soviet Russia, in Venezuela - everyone knows the score. For us Canadians, this is why every Canadian man should have a gun with the full intent to use it on the gubbiment should it prove necessary. These neoliberals are budding communists. They are so stupid, lazy and marginal that they think The Man is holding them down. They can't tell the difference between a Canadian/American working man and a fascist. If they have their way, folks like us - working family men and women - will become deplorable second class citizens. (And they will become the useful fools and expendable cannon fodder serving the evil, privileged 1% as they do in Cuba and any number of third world shit holes).
I think we're watching history, here, fellas. Right now it's just idiots fighting, but I have personally seen the ideology behind conflicts like these tear families apart. (We managed to do it without violence - barely). Think a nation can divide like that without getting violent?
I think we shall see.