How is that different from using live shields to stop legitimate and necessary operation? It's not different at all - protesters are sure that lethal force can't be used against them so they can do WTF they want. This is not democracy anymore, that's ohlocracy - the rule of the mob.
And also consider this - the actions of these people will have caused many hundreds of deaths from new coal powerplants.
Democracy=rule of the mob
maybe you fail here again do you mean republic instead of democracy? ?