Whenever State Power does something to raise the ire of the peons and proles, and rioting results, the rioting is always in the wrong place. The State does not care if you burn down your own home. I am always reminded of that scene in Goodfellas, in which Karen (the mobster’s wife), is reminiscing about the FBI searching her house. She reflects on how some of the other mobster wives would react to the agents.
Some wives, like Mickey Conway, used to curse at them and spit on the floor. She used to spit on her own floor. That never made any sense to me.