Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
If there is no common goal with these protests, then it's simply a mish-mash of various people who have no common goals or solutions. Therefore, they're all irrelevant and not the fabulous "coming together for one common purpose" that people are making it out to be. It's just a bunch of people screaming, hurting small businesses and not showering. Why would you be for that mess?