Here is an example of a law that was used to try to force compliance.
“It shall be unlawful for a person to stand or sit on a city sidewalk or city right-of-way so as to impede physically or by intimidation, free and uninterrupted pedestrian passage. A violation of this section shall be a class C misdemanor and your conviction shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).”
Laws written by government punish. There is no forgiveness and there is no love.