Basic rights are not complicated. We each inherit them simply by reincarnating on Mother Earth. And so, if I want to protest for basic human rights, I will.
Hearing and feeling the thoughts and emotions of others can be overwhelming, but it is all to achieve more oneness with the world. This is all a part of the ascension process, especially at this time. Try not to attach to the anxiety, and just know it's around you, but not all about you.