Protesters who stood up to those who believe in the bankrupt ideology of the KKK and Nazis should continue to go and protest, but should not fight back.
I was impressed when I saw young men and women arm-in-arm, standing up to such violent people. However, after those standing were charged, a street battle ensued. That degraded everyone.
It may have felt good to attack those who had attacked you, but it is wrong and counterproductive. I would encourage you to follow the example of Martin Luther King and Gandhi: Accept the beating and brutality; let the police defend you or run away.
I was willing to give my life in Afghanistan for our democracy. If you believe in equality and freedom of speech, do not allow yourself to be blamed for any violence.
I will stand arm-and-arm with you.