a fairly standard thing in any country. French anti-riot police satff got busted recently byt teh press during the protests against the new pension system:-)the official task is to make sure the extremist elements are identified and kept under control. nothing shoking. however because of teh situation, God knows what orders they have been given.
Hundreds protest by Tel Aviv club where 'rape video' was filmed calling for club's closure (Haaretz)
from the article: Three killed, 600 hurt as violent Cairo clashes run into the night