I have given a name to those who berate and oppress buskers and that is "cultural vandals" and their actions "cultural vandalism".
You know the type. Jealous hecklers, incabable of discerning and respecting free speech and intellectual values.
Although I havent had a big problem with them others in my area have.
One of my friends was busted by cops who confiscated his equipment. They claimed he was playing guitar for 12 hrs a day 7 days a week.
My question is, "If he was playin guitar that much how come he still had finger tips?"
TLC aka Trumpetman from the San Francisco Bay area in sunny California USA.