We are in difficult times and one can hope that peace is going to be the primary goal that holds each of us together. Most protestors want to find a way to a world where hate is no longer acceptable. They want reform and to put institutionalized racism into a challenge of the past so they can move on and live happy lives. The worst possible thing to happen, is to allow a few to turn a difficult situation into an impossible one (.....not to mention the long-term ramifications if this becomes common practice). If people have legitimate concerns they should not let illegitimate agendas derail their voice (See Distorted Decision Making).
The National Guard is made up of our community members, our families, and our friends. Instead of shooting at them it might be wiser to wave "Hi", offer bottles of water, lay down flowers, and sign up to serve our communities in a meaningful and helpful way (A positive outlet for feelings of angst). The National Guard and Military were one of the first institutions to equalize racial disparity. Let us honor the sacrifices of our fallen warriors with love. I'm more than sure most of those soldiers are hoping and praying for peaceful resolution so they can go back to mowing laws, spending time with kids, and taking care of their domestic affairs. Peace has a purpose!
I encourage our leaders on both sides of the perspective to think long and hard about what values they hold and where we want to go as a nation before giving advice to others. See Critical Thinking and Critical Action