Well... I'm probably gonna get slammed for this opinion... or be accused of being a "lover-of-the-people-who-protest" ... but give me just a minute, ok?
Being able to protest... ( the price of onions, your government, abortion, Nazi lovers, whatever ) is one of the Constitutions rights. The Arab countries have never been allowed to protest until now, and look at them go.
Right now, under our current government, we have a Republic with a Democratic form of voting. The Republic assures everyone, that they have rights, like protesting. No one likes the subject matter of the protests... but it becomes a slippery slope when one starts making exceptions to the rule.
What if, we the people, decided those people can't protest? Then the mob has taken over and the protesters have no rights, as they would under a Republic. The majority vote works well for certain things... but not when it comes to someone's else constitutional rights. Remember.... YOUR constitutional rights only seem important when they are taken away from YOU.
The laws have been made to be fair to all.... not a select group, with an opinion of good taste.
What if things went the other way? No funerals and only protests. Would YOU then want to protest and thank your constitution that you have the right to do so?
Just giving some food for thought....
and btw - I think it's HORRIBLE that those people do that ( protest funerals ) but they do have the right, and I'm still thankful I live in a country where I can protest... even the protesters with out worry of Libya, China or other countries who simply kill the protesters.
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!
Sh*t happens... but don't worry, it usually happens to me.