For both you and thylacine. I point out the Rev.s behavior and his commitment for the reason that to stand in front of a crowd and encourage behavior for which you are personally placed in the hands of the police state without the commitment to also be arrested is an old trick. My behavior at protests is unimportant. It started when the government pulled my lottery ticket to a free trip to Vietnam. Since then I have been to more protests than the two of you combined up until two weeks ago when I stood with native Americans with banners and information to pass out for the support of Native tribes sovereign rights to protect a major river in our state.
As a member of different groups in my youth not unlike SDS we organized protests and tried to control chaos. One tactic was to get people in the crowd to do something which would get the police to attack. That attack on the crowd grows members on your side and believe me a rush by 20 fully armed and protected thugs do damage. One of the big points of this behavior was to get people arrested but not get arrested yourself. As an organizer of these events being arrested means attention and harassment by the cops and kills your effectiveness. It also puts at risk the others you are working with. Did not take me long to understand that this was cruel and mean way of revolution or protesting for what you want. No I was never arrested at a protest although I rarely miss one.
The point of protest is not getting arrested. In this case block the trucks until the police say if you do not move you are under arrest. So move. Your done. Go do it again some where else. You have just made them move and expend energy with little loss of your own. If you have been arrested you know it comes with the evil eye which you never quite escape and so are less effective and even unwanted in underground groups that are doing real things.
If you want to show yourself that you are a hero stop paying your income tax. It will free your mind from continually associating the US military's wonton killing to the fact that you are paying for that man, woman or child to die.
So you going to put your cards on the table, Flea?