It's all fun and games until someone punches you in the face. The first guy was extremely irate, and I'm guessing if the photographer didn't have two friends with him, he would've gotten his ass kicked HARD. I would not recommend shooting street like this. For reference, I am generally between 30 feet to 15 feet away from people when I take their photo with an 85mm lens and I do not impede their walking paths.
A guy protesting about something or other at the Thompson Center to a non-existent crowd. Police heckled him for a while but eventually left because as it was a Saturday in the winter during COVID, he wasn't really bothering that many people.