I've been in and seen a few riots unfold in different countries and as one of my Pakistani acquaintances with me at one in France said, these European riot police are wonderful...no one is dead yet!
There definitely was a standown and what bothered me on the video was the filmmaker kept saying they were inexperienced. They don't just hand out riot gear to police and tell them have at it boys. There is a lot of intensive training involved and it works. This is a leadership failure.