what do citizens do when their civil rights are blocked and they are marginally oppressed? They either shut up and deal with it, or they put up and protest. Show up en-mass and refuse to leave until you get what you want. Yes they will attack you. This is the way of things. Ask MLK if he would sacrifice all his comfort for the loss of civil liberties. I would bet he would answer in the negative, because he understood the value of human rights. When some one fights you, you fight back or deal with the consequences of acquiescence.