On the 4th December 2 animal activists were called to monitor an illegal hunt going on near a living area close to Graz (Austria). Both the hunters and the activists called the police and wanted to report each other to the police, though, of course the police only went against the animal activists who were only there to film the happening (it was 2 only). One man was repeatedly told he was suspected to break into a house somewhere because he was dressed dark and filmed, and he refused to show any ID. It is not obligatory in Austria to show an ID if the person hasn't done something criminal and doesn't want to. When he didn't want to stop filming, the police also took fotos of him and tried to photograph the other person too. So until then the meeting was relatively calm, but when the activist turned away again to continue filming (which is legal!) one policeman threw him down and held him down for almost an hour. Now he accused the activist of that he punched him, although it clearly is obvious from the video that this did never happen.
Animal activists are most often the victims of police violence and repression, and of some they are called terrorists because they make peaceful demonstrations, do research and inform the public about animal cruelty. The health of the lobbies and the business has become much more important to mankind.