I worked for a small business.Well imagine being a small business owner and you're basically losing your livelyhood due to the extended lockdowns. For some of these people it was go out and protest an end to the lockdown or lose their business for good. It's a tough situation, for some both protests are equal in terms of importance, for many it's hard to relate because they're MAGA hat wearing red necks with guns. Yet ANTIFA and BLM carry guns during protests and no one says anything.
I think the most important thing to do is look at both sides as equals in their own way.
I'm also own guns, have had a sportsman license, and don't generally mind them on either side. I do think there should be some additional restrictions on guns, but that's off topic.
I think we're going to disagree on the justification for the protests. I find it hard to agree when this is your average Trump supporter at a rally.