They kinda go hand in hand.
Take a look at our own history.
Our American revolution basically began over a tea tax.
Protests over those taxes generated an overreaction by the King’s Troops.
Protests then got increasingly more violent and responses got progressively more over the top.
Pretty soon we ended up with British Troops being sent out to seize the militia’s stores and they were met by armed militiamen sworn to stop them.
The rest as they say is, “History”.
The big difference in France is that the populace has been disarmed so if they get violent in the least it’s likely to look like Tiananmen Square again.
In most of the free world though as long as the protesters remain peaceful they’ll be allowed to pretty much protest to their heart’s desires. In much of the rest of the world by doing so you literally take your life into your own hands.