Sorry for more on the same subject, but even more so than for the protesters, it offends me greatly that the press which are clearly neither participants nor violent are being brutalised in this way. Repeatedly obstructing them from filming was bad enough, but now this? Hard to argue in my view, that the wholesale intimidation of the press is not part of the descent into a police state.
Someone that gets harassed and intimidated in the UK can go straight to the website to find a policy that states it's not appropriate and have a chance at getting redress. Where is that option here? Who will investigate the claims of sexual abuses that some protesters have lodged? It's ridiculous to take one action out of context and say it's fine because it happens elsewhere...