This doesn't just border on the absurd; it dashes across the line.
It's happening in Oz, too. Melbourne police pile on.
This is really coming across as the public security forces being used as a front for the bankers. I don't know what the authorities ordering this are thinking, but if they think that are going to make this just go away, they are going to be disappointed. Using state violence to suppress dissent just acts against their interests, as escalating events around the world are proving.
If this is their attempt to inspire "confidence," they are doing just the opposite.