“One way to deter protest is to punish, harshly, anybody who’s in the streets,” said David Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine and author of “The Politics of Protest: Social Movements in America.” “But it’s much harder to police in a democracy than it is in an authoritarian state.”

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