Oh yes, they would like an excuse to play military. But with video being made, they are cautious about being caught inciting a riot. Would look really bad to see an 88 year old Vet shot up by DC idiot Police.
Yes, a test. Prod the Americans a bit, see how they react. I bet the socialists learned a lot more from the encounter then we did. Americans in the vid are whooping like they won a battle. The police saw the protesters are a long way from violence.