Thankfully there didn't seem to be any orders from above for the police to shoot people like at Kent State or Palestine, Iraq or Afghanistan.
The irony is that this same machine never intervened with the black bloc burning police cars or smashing windows in the storefronts. No cops, no arrests. Several bloggers and videographers insist that the reason for this is that they were police provocateurs. They show photos and videos of them wearing the same clothing as the police, being protected behind police lines, etc. The assumption is that these violent actions against property were done so there would be some video for the media that they could use to justify the $1.2 Billion dollar totalitarian response that included unjusyified violence against human beings. This means the police did the property and the people.