Purple shirts equal Brown shirts if they are organized goons doing dirty work for a political party or political figure.
Either way this is the road to Facism.
It is if everyone bows out. It is a civil war if the targets fight back twice as deadly. This is where the rubber meets the road if they esclate to beating and shooting at people’s houses. In other countries they cowed the public into silence. We can’t let them do that here. We have to deal with it - nip it in the bud early so cops show up to monitor their protests.