I’m sorry, but if you have a burning molotav cocktail in your hand, arm cocked back to throw, you have lost your status as “peaceful protestor” or even “activist” and moved right up into “combatant.” And I will shoot you dead’r-n-shit. Twice.
If you charge at me, bandana over your face, screaming unintelligible gibberish about allah akbar and his cousins fatwah and jihad, all the while swinging a club, baseball bat, or tire iron, I will assume that you intend me grievous bodily harm, and will respond accordingly. In the form of shooting you dead’r-n-shit.
Perhaps someone ought to pass these ideas and concepts along to the many police forces currently getting their collective asses kicked, or at least, being complete marginalized and utterly mocked as rioters run rampant through the streets smashing, looting and burning. You know, all those tradtionally “peaceful” ways to express your angst.
They are not protestors. They are terrorists and violent thugs, and should be dealt with accordingly.
In a related corollary: Name me ONE time that Hamas has EVER honored a cease-fire for longer than a week? Yeah.