Let me begin with a caveat: I do not know anything about the provenance of this video: where it was filmed, by whom (always ask who took a photo or video and why, and also how and why a photographer happened to be present), for what purpose, etc. Nor do I know what it actually shows or if the title is accurate.
Also, I full anticipate that this video will disappear soon.
The French in this video appear to be equipped with collapsable batons and pepper spray. It may simply be a highly edited video of plainclothes police arresting burglars. But I do find it interesting.
(h/t commenter “Unknown” at Vox Popoli.