Friday, August 24, 2007

Provocateurs

It looks like the evidence is damning. Canadian police did try to start a riot during the summit. Had they been successful, they may have gotten more people injured and this could've resulted in a number of deaths.

This isn't really a new thing. Police and security personnel have done this throughout history. Its been used to give cause to open fire on crowds, to kill union members, to generally discredit peaceful protesters by inciting violence. In the John Steinbeck novel 'Grapes of Wrath', provocateurs infiltrate the refugee camp and try to start a riot at the square dance. Like in the Ottawa story, they are quickly found out and unmasked.

I have to admit that I was at first taken aback that Canadian Police would plan this so that they could beat and murder civilians, but these are the times we live in.

More at:
CBC News
Toronto Star
There's a Riot Goin' On




And finally, Les Enrages reports that the police admit that they did this, in CBC News Article. But they say they did nothing wrong. Would they have said the same thing if people had been killed as a result of their actions?

3 Comments:

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Edgar said...

That cop also assaulted that man. Those cops should be arrested for inciting a riot and assault and battery.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Edgar said...

They are not fit to be policemen, but then, few are.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger fallout11 said...

Agreed. Most "law enforcement" types have the personality of bullies and thugs, and seek power and authority over others for its own sake.

 

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