When such situations arise, many struggle to decide whether to cheer on heavily-armed police and military squads as they shoot some sense into the populace, or whether to paint one's ballsack green, orange or yellow etc. and then post pictures of it on Facebook, in solidarity with the people.
To solve this problem, I've created the following handy flowchart, which depicts the usual mental processes exhibited by politicians and commentators in the UK when confronted by bloodcurdling state terror/the people yearning to be free:
I hope this will assist readers in their decision-making process, as it holds good for all recent protests in Venezuela, Egypt, Bahrain, Ukraine, Syria and many others.
Additionally, the following diagram may be useful in helping the average citizen to gauge the actual, real-world effect of their decision to either cheer violent crackdowns or to post pictures of their green-painted ballsacks on Facebook. Click to enlarge: