I hope everyone realizes that the minute you hit a protestor you are going to face a media circus. The media is already reporting on "right wing extremists" and "alt-right white supremacists" plowing into "peaceful protestors" in an effort to force the poor protestors to stop the protests.
Those videos will be used against you. Unless they are flat breaking out your windows or pulling a gun on you first, you will be the one at fault. Book it. Doesn't matter if you are in liberal land or somewhere else. If the state doesn't get you for it the Feds can (violating Civil Rights). Best to avoid those areas and definitely not run folks over unless you have no choice.