...almost all [mainstream media] sources unanimously introduce the video with the same caption, reporting a police intervention in order to divide two clashing group of protesters and presenting the incident as a scuffle between students and workers.
Yet the footage tells a different story: a group of protesters attacked the students’ rally unprovoked, with the complicity and support of the police, who charged and chased the students without identifying those responsible for the violence.This strategy of promoting fascist thugs against left opposition continues to be a favorite weapon of the European ruling classes. So far, I haven't seen this employed much in the US in the current economic crisis. Probably because of the prominent influence of Israel-firsters in US institutions, US political operatives focus much more on playing up the "terrorist" theme and fear of Muslims by manufacturing terrorist incidents using Muslim characters. (See this, this, this, this, and this.)