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Have liberal protesters gone too far?

Just days after 11 people were murdered in Pittsburgh synagogue, President Trump was faced with massive protests upon visiting the city. Many of the protesters believe Trump's incendiary language incited the violent attack. However, some Republicans believe protesters are to blame for the dangerously divisive atmosphere in the country, claiming the "resistance" has become a mob. Activists say they are merely exercising their First Amendment right to have their voices heard. What do you think?

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Writer Drew Magary says in an essay for GQ that civility is overrated and the only thing that will cause true change in our society is abrasive and invasive protest. 

[L]et’s talk about rudeness for a moment, because we live in rude times. The president is a pig. His underlings are nothing but a bunch of opportunists and enablers. And the rest of GOP is staffed by a wide range of scum, from camera-friendly establishment monsters like Paul Ryan to outright crackpots like this guy. When the president’s own little pukeson decides to endorse a conspiracy theorist truthering the motives of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas teenagers, I feel like that’s a much greater sign of the end of civilization than someone rightfully telling a lady at the Times that she should take the L.
None of these people deserve civility. In fact, civility only serves to enable them. The fact that Trump can go party at his fucking country club on the same weekend 17 teenagers were slaughtered inside a school, and have NO ONE surrounding him say an unkind word to him, is damnable. And when Brooks cries out for “respect” for the coterie of stubborn gun owners who lap up the NRA’s propaganda, he is tacitly maneuvering to blunt the momentum of the Parkland kids who, with a welcome brashness, have kickstarted a very real and potentially effective anti-gun movement. He would like everyone to calm down. He would like everyone to think things over.
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The divide between establishment Republicans and protesters has been growing over the last few months. The day after the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Majority Leader McConnell aired his frustrations with protesters on CBS' "Face the Nation."

"It was really quite a display of aggressiveness far beyond what I'd consider peaceful protesting. They were trying to intimidate members of the Senate not only in our home states but in the Capitol and in our homes here in Washington," McConnell said. "I'm really proud of my members for not knuckling under to those kind of mob-like tactics."
He added, "We were able to establish that the presumption of innocence is still important in this country and that the senate is not going to be intimated by these kind of tactics."
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Self-proclaimed political moderate Joe Scarborough countered McConnell's assertions that Republicans were being unfairly harassed. Per The Hill:

Scarborough's comments come a day after Trump's supporters targeted Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) by repeatedly chanting "lock her up" during a campaign rally in Iowa.
“Now the president of the U.S. is holding rallies where angry mobs of people are demanding to lock up a U.S. senator because they disagree with her politics,” Scarborough said Wednesday on "Morning Joe."
“I guess due process and keeping your head, that was in vogue for Republicans last week,” he added, referencing the many GOP senators who criticized the waves of people who protested Kavanaugh's confirmation on Capitol Hill.“Mitch McConnell must be shocked at the angry mobs,” Scarborough continued.
“He was a snowflake just a couple days ago, just melting on national television because of all the angry mobs. I wonder what Mitch thinks again about people talking about locking up one of his colleagues ... because they disagree with her politically. That's an angry mob, right?”
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President Trump called the protesters "screamers" on Twitter. 

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Protesters have been confronting lawmakers when they are in public places—specifically restaurants. Before the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, The Washington Post covered an incident where Ted Cruz was met with angry protesters at a restaurant in D.C.

Lacy MacAuley held a camera recording all of this, and at no point was she moved by arguments that the Cruzes deserved to eat their meals in peace.
“This not abstract; this is a very real fight,” she told The Post on Tuesday. “We may have disrupted his dinner, but he disrupting our lives — our entire lives. I have nothing to be apologetic for, in not letting him have a night of rest until he understands.”
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After the Cruz and his wife were confronted at the restaurant, Cruz's opponent, Beto O'Rourke appealed to protesters for civility.

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Have liberal protesters gone too far?
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#NotFarEnough