Where do you want me to start. I am sure that you realise that the demonstration (when not direct) is just the way of the powers to be to allow citizens to let steam out and let them feel that that they are in a democracy and can express themselves as their democratic right. YES and than what ??????????????.
Keeping Spain in mind what is the difference now and when Franco was there. Yes they could not get out and protest as the boys in green would have had a field day (like the boys in blue and I have seen them first hand to be very vicious not the direct desendent of Dixon’s ) and now they can get out and protest. The result is the same.
Food for thought and some parallel !!!!!