I am still interrupting the post I really want to get to to write this stuff, but I suppose I should take my turn. I have long put forward my theory that liberals are the ones who are aggressive in protest, but usually target objects, not people. Conservatives, on the other hand, are primarily defensive in their approach but speak quite openly about hurting others if it comes to it. I have worried that the limitations are breaking down on both sides over the last few years, with liberals increasingly targeting human beings, and conservatives increasingly traveling to other places and getting in people's faces.
Therefore, some of yesterday's behavior in DC was a bad sign. Not because conservatives don't have the right to go to DC and shout as much as liberals do, nor a claim that this will necessarily lead to more violence, but just a concerning development.
On the other hand, it's over, with no one setting up a compound on a few city blocks or taking this national. Also, even though lots of Trump supporters took the unusual (for them) step of traveling to protest (again, not unheard of before, just less likely. It is the center of the government after all), few were violent even after the seal of violence was broken, as can sometimes happen.
An additional bit, reading a couple of stories. Democrats, including my two House representatives, are moving to impeach Trump with two weeks to go for inciting violence. It is obviously grandstanding and political theater, which I dislike. Pretending to make a righteous point - it's self-deception. Yet because of that, is it not also dangerous? To engage in an act everyone knows is going nowhere, simply to infuriate - is that not also inciting? I would like to give people credit for at least thinking they are only standing up for principle, even if that is untrue. We do all deceive ourselves, and politicians are actually encouraged to by being surrounded with sycophants. Yet I am seeing too much of the commentary even in NH, where we are traditionally pretty reserved about being antagonistic, directed not at Trump but at setting his supporters in general on notice. That seems like inciting to me.