"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
That said, you can go any day of the week with a placard and walk up and down the street protesting, so long as you aren't breaking any laws there's nothing that can be done to stop you.
It's all about power and who has it. Think about the French Revolution. Even when tens of thousands were taking up arms to attack the government over legitimate problems, the government still tried to tell them that they were wrong and should stand down.
Now, in modern times, we have the full arsenal of the riot squad and the military. They'll use any excuse to break up a protest that challenges neo-liberalism. That is how the modern establishment operates.
Now, having the army going out with, and taking the role of police, it should be becoming more and more evident that the government is trying to force a flashpoint where violence will erupt and the full force of the millitary can be unleashed against the american people to 'domesticate' them fully into accepting the new reality of doing what you're told. It's the new freedom to have cops assaulting a university, and beating down and arresting students (of course in the media they will say that they were 'protecting the students from anarchists', but the videos tell another story).
Welcome to the new america, where you are free to sit down and shut the hell up.
Also like I ask before show me the actual proof that in the following citieds,Seattle,London Pittsburg,Ottowa it was Polic whpo started the violance. You would think if they had then Esp. in London thast the Police woul dhave been charge same goes for Canada. Come pon you open your mouth time for you to either put up or shut the **** up on this subject.
Contrast this protest to the 9/12 protest, where they did the ground work, got the permissions, and there where no arrests. The problem is not the police, it's the people who don't think the law applies to them.