"The group refused police requests to disperse so they were arrested at the scene, according to police."
Typical example of Liberal Narcissistic Martyrdom, or LNM, as I call it. These guys want to pretend that they're "righteous martyrs" who are being "persecuted" and that they are standing up for free speech, that they intentionally break the law so they'll be arrested. Makes them feel righteous and heroic.
Plus they like getting a free meal in jail. I doubt any of them have jobs.