That is true.
Surely I’m not.
First off I can’t make out from this short video nor from the article who exactly these protestors are. I find it hard to make blanket statements about individuals based on out of context snips of video. I’ve seen enough “violent Antifa attack” videos to know headlines don’t always match reality and the guy in a balaclava punching another dude might not be the actual problem. ETA - NVM - someone pointed out the much longer video. I will have to listen later for the fuller story.
But let’s just assume they are Boogie Bois (or there is a Boogie Boi) or Proud Boys or III%ers or some other known radical group with a disingenuous motive. If that was the criticism, like what some other people have made in the thread, I wouldn’t have made a snide comment. Instead this guy suggesting the problem (the cops) should be the respected authority here. “The law is: They are in charge, not you.” Honestly that statement I found nauseating. His comments, to me seem to be less about who they are - and more about how they were doing it. Which, I guess lends to your point "But that doesn’t preclude folks from taking issue with the former for themselves being militarized " But I really didn’t get the sense police militarization was a big issue for him. ETA - And per above with the longer video maybe my opinion of this guy will change as well.
To follow your example, I might agree with some bigots that FB’s moderation policies and privacy violations need to be scrutinized - but I am not going to suggest FB should how more power and autonomy, such as have access to more of my personal information in its efforts to combat hate speech.