A city police officer tells me, in an account I cannot yet confirm, that protesters fired on police from multiple directions and that they are hiding, with weapons, down in the bushes and away from the road. Protesters apparently stacked bricks in the street and were engaged in a standoff with police. Police do not know how many protesters might be waiting for them with weapons that they cannot see. “If it was my decision, we wouldn’t have even f****** gone down there,” the officer says, adding that no police officers have been hurt, to his knowledge. It remains unclear what prompted the altercation that resulted in an alleged assault on police officers.