Hello, my name is protective dusk, and I am here to discuss, Why does the police get involved with protests.
At anytime of the year, protests can start to occur and someone or something has to deal with it. Those people are the police. Police get involved with protests very often. They need to deal with any bad behaviour or illegal action. But why do they get involved? Well, they need to deal with many problems like, as I said, bad behaviour. I will list a few reasons down now:
1. They need to be there to keep everybody safe. I mean, it would get to violent otherwise!
2. They need to arrest people who are breaking the law, or doing the wrong thing.
3. They need to be there to deal with any dangerous, or normal situations that happen in a protest.
4. They need to protect any important people or specific places. For example, the protest that happened a few weeks ago in Washington. Lots of policeman were there to help protect the building and the people inside, but at the same time trying to keep the protesters out.
That is a few reasons why the police need to be there, but whilst the police are there, do they do any nasty or harmful things as well? The answer is yes. Sometimes the police can go a bit over the top, and hurt of harm people with violence. In specific countries, the police can even kill people! It depends what country you are in. Luckily, we are here, and the police would not hopefully harm people on purposely.
So, the police do need to be there to deal with things, otherwise it would get completely out of control. But, also, they do need to be careful as well.
Thank you for reading my post.