Sunday, June 27, 2010

Penned in like Animals

A peaceful crowd given no order to disperse and then suddenly the corner of Queen and Spadina looks like a South American stadium after the military has taken over and started rounding up the troublemakers.

Hundreds arrested and the whole world is watching. Black Bloc just another way to say agent provocateurs? Establishment journalists who's inclination would be to side with the police, roughed up and thrown into Gitmo style wire cages. Do you get it now guys?

UPDATE: Following the playbook:
“They threw rocks.” That’s the line police use after tear-gassing or beating protesters most times, Archer says. Urine and human feces are variations on the theme. But it’s always the protesters who triggered the violence. A popular police tactic is called “kettling.” Officers on bike or horses herd protesters into an enclosed space, so they can’t leave without trying to break through the police line. Take the bait; you provoke a beating or arrest. (emphasis added.) And of course, there are the famous agent provocateurs, outted publicly two years ago in Montebello. Police officers dressed up like militant protesters to protect the peaceful crowd, they say; Archer says it’s to instigate trouble.

In Montebello, one of the three cops dressed in black was holding a rock.

“It’s the same lies every single protest,” she says. “It’s justification by law enforcement for their violent actions. This is a propaganda war.”

1 comment:

thwap said...

That's why we should say those acts DON'T serve as any justification.

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