There are plenty of incidents where police have escalated protests. There are reports of radical groups doing this too.
At this point, many of us have already made up our minds about the protests.
But to the few on the fence:
It is difficult to separate the shadows from the light. No matter how long you stay glued to your screen. You just can’t.
You can instead ask the question What are they saying that I am not hearing?
Listen and resist the urge to rebuttal. Can you sit with that tension?
Because that is real vulnerability. That is what emotional risk is.
Do you have the guts to do that? To not say anything and just listen?