Dave and his team protesting against war on Vietnam:

Dave: If the police try to arrest me, I'll do what I always do and what I taught you to do, which is what?

Man: Very calmly and very politely…Fuck the motherfukers up! They leave us alone and everything's cool. They tangle, disrupt, intimidate, play fast and loose with the First Amendment, start breaking heads, then we will not be on our way.

What does "not be on our way" mean?

Source: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

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If you are 'on your way' (to somewhere) you are going somewhere. "Man" is saying that if they provoke the police they will be stopped, beaten, arrested, etc, and therefore not be on their way (going away from that place).

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