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No, what those guys did is public disturbance and would render a fine in any country. It is considered extremely rude to do so in a foreign country, and goes by the name of hooliganism (after a Danish word). Football fans in Europe tend to do this when on tour. Some rock music fans also do it after a concert.|
There are limits to freedom in any country. Imagine there is total freedom. You can do whatever you want. But if you can do whatever you want, you may also trespass on other people's freedom.
Let's say I want to sleep at night because tomorrow I need to get up and go to work. Then your freedom of playing music loud all night is interfering with MY freedom.
Thus all freedoms in a society must strike a balance with everone else's freedoms. You have no freedom to pollute above a certain level when you produce stuff, because it will give me or my kids cancer. You have no right to discriminate against me because I have a certain skin color, a certain religion, a certain sexual preference or a certain political ideology, because then you trespass on MY freedom.
Freedom in the West is accompanied by responsibility. You HAVE the freedom to publish caricatures of Muhammed, and this will hurt people of Islam; you have then used your freedom irresponsibly, which will create problems.
Likewise, if a bunch of Westerners behave badly in China, it will give the rest of us a bad name. It is thus irresponsible to behave like that.
Sometimes people do pranks and have fun, and sometimes people cross the line a bit, but these guys provoked the police, which is going far beyond the acceptable line.