I'm not yet convinced I would go as far to say that the police work to make the protests violent.
In some instances, I would agree, but not all, or even most.
What I will say, based upon the video I've seen (in the current and other incidents), is that the police sometimes do not use tactics to de-escalate a volatile situation. Instead they react with a disproportionate level of force that escalates the situation.
The following is the important part in my view... is that disproportionate level of force based upon training or the over-response of the individual.
If it is the latter, then we need to figure out how those types of individuals got onto the police force, and fix that problem.
If it is the former, then the training needs to change.
So far, cases of police over-use of force that have made it through the courts seem to show the problem as training, which is why so few police officers are ever convicted for their acts.
At this point, though, I have to say, my main question is: why are we training our police force to act in this manner?