Photo by Reilly Dorr
When it's not the people being blamed for violent protests, it is the police. Those who are anti-police cling to images of officers beating on helpless civilians, while others blame the protesters. In either case, the violent people are the minority, but make for much more exciting news.
There are always two stories being told: the protesters' and the police officers'. Unfortunately, it's hard to find the middle ground- the truth. No matter who's right or wrong, I realized that while there can be violence, it generally only comes to those who want to bring it to that level.