The CBC has been focused on this all day, a segment of almost every show is dedicated, perhaps because most of us cannot fathom it, there is zero understanding.
One of the political science/sociologist panels dealt with this matter precisely as we see it in an administrative form here. As with scientific research, poverty and race pimps get attention when the situation is most dire. We once had a federal minister responsible for race issues [wasn't called that] who, in order to trump up her importance made the statement "As we speak, crosses are burning in Prince George." It was of course a patent fabrication and she was exposed and after a reasonable amount of time was fired never to see the limelight again.
And then there is the other problem. Just as no one was surprised here, nor where those who's intent was to exploit the situation, from recruiters of poverty/race pimp organizations to looters to politicians, anyone whose interests will be served in a riot. Certainly any NGO whose membership rolls translate into donations have their tents set up there......
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
I'm wondering where all this self-righteous soapboxing about rioting and violence was last month when a bunch of unruly white people absolutely ransacked Keene, N.H.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Not your example, but I have seen liberals point out sports fans causing mayhem. That behavior likewise I find repulsive and deserving of swift punishment. College students burning couches during spring break? Punish them. People blocking traffic? Move them to another location and tell them this is inappropriate.
Public disorder is public disorder to me.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963