No, it really wasn’t a hot make-out session. (Too bad, eh?) Here’s what really happened:
If you think the rioters were bad, the cops were WORSE. (Like I often say: It’s never a riot till the cops show up.) They knocked down two people who had the bad luck to be just passing through, and apparently beat the shit out of her. Her boyfriend is trying to comfort her. In the face of all the police brutality you can see going on around them, a bit of humanity was definitely called for. And it didn’t look to me like the cops were making an effort to dispense it.