74, yes it makes a difference who is protesting. As the Mayor of Baltimore said, they needed to give those who wanted to destroy space to do so. Burning Baltimore is far different that occupying a small essentially unused federal facility in the middle of a desert. One will have the police stand down, the other will draw a large federal response.
Tolik is right that they changed the perception in how they went about it. I don’t know anyone in the so called patriot networks but from afar it seems those folks really need to smarten up when it comes to media management, and also start learning how to use the courts to make change. The far left certainly has mastered both.