Maureen's performance "art" may quite possibly be the most over-the-top, talent-less, unsympathetic exhibition I've ever forced myself to sit through. My mouth literally dropped open at the sheer awfulness of what was occurring onscreen. It's indescribably terrible, and the best argument I can think of for doing the exact opposite of what she and the rest of this rabble want.
What they are protesting against is someone legally buying property which was for sale, and planning to turn a hangout for drug dealers and addicts into a functioning business which will provide employment opportunities for locals. And the film expects us to side with these yahoos who want to keep the area in squalor, filth, and economic failure. No.
Because this film is on the wrong side of every issue, it frames the rioters as the victims in this scene. So typical of "progressives"... they smash and burn things and attack people, then scream about police brutality when their violence is stopped. The protesters, including the main characters, regroup at a local eatery. Mark comes running up and announces that a local television station has bought his film footage of the protest. He's also been told to come in to the station for a job interview. The upside of this is that it will provide him with a steady source of income and a chance to work in his field of interest. The downside is that the word "work" is to Mark what kryptonite is to Superman. Decisions, decisions. Why are all these characters so unlikable?
Below is the scene in question; it may kill brain cells, so proceed with caution.