The force of police, of politics, of the state in general – is often used to control and repress the free expressions of the citizens. It’s so common to see a lot of efforts, money and time spent with the aim to limit the ways people can think, feel, express what they are and what they want.
And it seems so poor and really a pity. While there are real problems, waiting to be addressed.
To repress the free will of the people, will only bring us a dumb society. Some would love this.