Others, especially those around the world (that are allowed to do so) have no qualms protesting against symbols of their own Govt or country when it is failing it’s citizens, or there is an inequality perceived to be taking place with no-little appetite for change.
You are not going to understand this, but America is different. Here you don’t protest the National Anthem or burn the flag.
Yes, you do (you as in the American people). It has happened, and will likely happen again.
The United States Supreme Court in Texas vs Johnson (1989), and reaffirmed in US vs Eichman (1990), has ruled that due to the First Amendment to the United States Constitution it is unconstitutional for a government (whether federal, state, or municipality) to prohibit the desecration of a flag. This law is still in place, no?
The raising of awareness for a cause is one of the first and most important steps in the long, slow and difficult road to implementing change. Media suppression or censorship certainly does not help that.
raising awareness in such a shitty way does not inspire me to help them.
People raising awareness in a manner deemed undesirable to you takes prevalence over the cause itself? What of those who campaign for a cause yet do not protest in this ‘undesirable’ manner?
Can it not be a case of ‘I back the cause but don’t agree with how some are raising awareness in this way’?