Looks like shooting going on, on the Reuters livestream. Water cannons in a largely empty spot where there is a lot of smoke, but a minute ago I saw
what looked like tracers being fired.
They might be firing teargas out of rifle like launchers.
Another view shows a front end loader pushing debris back off the pavement.
I did see one vehicle on fire, but the "tracers" were odd looking, more like spurts of sparks, not really tracers. There was a lot of smoke (tear
Now they are showing a gathering of the police who seem to be resting. One of them was clearly carrying a fat barreled rifle (tear gas launcher?).
Now it's a scene of parked water cannon vehicles with about forty or so police standing and sitting in front of them, resting.
There is another view which shows a lot of dimly lit protesters on an elevated street or platform of some kind in the backround. You can see that they
are bouncing up and down as if chanting or shouting something.
A column of police is climbing up to them by an alley and away to the right of the police you can see banners and tear gas canisters flying through
The police seem to be faced off on a climbing pathway against a large group of protesters at the top in a side street. You can see the police helmets
on the lower approach to the protesters.
They are shooting more tear gas. The cannisters explode with an orange flash at night. It looks like they want to move these people away from the
It is very bad. There is a lot of tear gas among the protesters now.
It looks like the police have forced a large group of protesters out of that area with tear gas. They have moved up into the side street now and are
moving along it, with no opposition.
The camera scene changed to a panorama of a large open space largely clear of people. They followed a water cannon vehicle for a minute or two but it
was just moving into another location, not really doing anything.
There is a good panorama now showing mostly emergency vehicles in the backround with clouds of smoke (tear gas?) floating by.
edit on 11-6-2013
by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)