Indeed, it was a powerful action. By the time we got there, the protest was lively, but almost all on the sidewalk in front of the embassy, it had been on the street. A while after we got there, a long line of at least 100 government forces with riot gear appeared across the street. They had helmets and shields and clubs.
They came towards us. But it was not to beat us.
It was I think to keep us confined. Not letting the passing drivers see a vibrant protest.