The right to protest against authorities and stand up for you believe in - peacefully - is such an important part of living in a democracy.
But the need to listen to health experts to keep yourself and vulnerable others safe from coronavirus is also vital during this unprecedented time.
The contrast between those positions has put people in an impossible position.
For those passionate about joining the global Black Lives Matters cause and turning the focus to Australia's treatment of our own indigenous people, being in a large group of people is exactly the point.
The argument to "find another way to protest" just does not work the same.
Unrest may have started with the death of George Floyd and murder charges against American police, but seeing powerful images of mass protests that started in the United States then spread across the world is exactly what has united citizens of the world in this cause.
It simply would not have been the same with an online campaign.
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After months of adhering to strict coronavirus restrictions, many of us have trained ourselves to be worried when we see even a small group of people together.
The sight of thousands together is not something we expected to see at all in 2020.
But the need to be isolated and cooped up for our own health may even have prompted some to get out and fight for another cause in the most dramatic way possible.
But we know that will only help to a certain point.
At least in country areas, we have been quite relaxed about the daily reveal of coronavirus numbers because we have not had a new case in many weeks.
That will now change.
The eyes of Australia and the rest of the world will be firmly on the numbers coming through in the next few weeks to see how action to support one cause may have a negative impact on the progress of another.
We'll keep our fingers crossed this has not hurt us.