The protests MUST have an end point. We MUST have a goal we wish to accomplish through these protests. Currently we have a muddied random compiled list that is not adequate for the general public to put its support behind.
We can't protest forever and eventually the police are going to try to break us up with more force than they've used so far. That is the only option we've given them. Protests have to end sometime, somehow. Right now the only way is for the police to break it up.
BUT, if we announce a clear list of demands to Congress, then THAT is our new end point. "We'll stop our protests once these demands are met." Until then, the only option is police violence. GIVE ANOTHER OPTION: we MUST list our demands better!!!
I'm worried that our window of opportunity to make a difference with these protests is closing. The general public is getting annoyed, they're being fed images of violence and chaos, their streets are blocked off and it's inconveniencing them... they want us gone. We have to give them a reason to stand behind us! We have to give Congress a list of things to do for us! Right now we're just stomping our feet in tantrum form; we must be adults with concise concrete demands if we want to accomplish anything. And we must list these demands before the police break us up for good (or wait us out - cold weather is coming!)