A neighbour told me that this morning’s tear-gassing of protesters in and around the Contades Parc was, as far as he could see, total over-reaction by the security forces. And living in an apartment that overlooks the park he was well placed to see events unfold.

The most telling event of the morning being that the Police and ‘troublemakers’ were neatly separated by a line of journalists snapping pictures from the middle of the supposed ‘melee’.

The cops were probably just upset at being so unprepared for a group of teenagers and students that actually had bothered to get up before midday. (events unfolding at around 7am)