Most people at protests and rallies do not throw stones and light things on fire. Most people just want to have their voices heard and be with others believe in the same thing. These people don't wear masks. They don't wear balaclavas.
If all protest were simply peaceful marches that went off without incident. More people would feel safe coming to these events. The numbers could easily swell into the millions, maybe even billions.
If that were to occur, people might realize how powerful we are when we stand united.
This must be avoided at all costs.
Luckily, we have angry youths in ski masks to help us out. They show up at events and give the authorities a valid reason for breaking up the protests with pepper spray, rubber bullets, stampedes, punching kicking, forceful arrests and sometimes even opening fire on crowds.
Then the media can send these images into your home and make you feel nice, safe and respectable for keeping your brand of protest to the times when you forget your manners and start talking politics at a cocktail party.
But who are these angry young youths in ski masks anyway?
Watch the video below to see how the violence erupted at the G8 summit. It is almost as if the police guy in the mini van was sitting there allowing the car to be stoned without any response. He clearly could have driven away.
This incident and others were used as justification for breaking up the crowd.