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Quebec police forced to own up to use of agent provocateurs at summit protest

category north america / mexico | repression / prisoners | opinion / analysis author Friday August 24, 2007 22:17author by Joe - OntarioAC in formation - personal capacity Report this post to the editors

The day after online footage revealed the presence of police provocateurs at the Montebello SPP summit protest the Quebec police have been forced to admit that the rock wielding men initially confronted for being in the agreed 'family friendly' zone by a union leader were indeed police agents.

Note the matching boot soles
Note the matching boot soles

Video of the confrontation between union leader Dave Coles (president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada) appeared on youtube soon after the protest.

Initially he thinks he is dealing with anarchists who have wandered into the wrong protest zone (it was agreed to have a family friendly protest zone, the location of this video, separate from the 'direct action' one). While confronting them he notices that one of them is carrying a large rock. Despite this the reaction of the three masked men when confronted is not to retreat into the crowd but to move right up to a line of riot police. At the same moment the video shows some actual anarchists arrive and start to shout that these guys are cops and that they have been trying to provoke them into becoming aggressive.

One of the cops pushes or even punches Dave away from him, another can be seen talking to the riot police. Shortly afterwards the cops 'push' through the line of riot police before being 'arrested' on the ground and led away.

Apart from the cops behavour when confronted there were other clues to their identity. Photos of the 'arrest' show the soles of the boots that two of the 'protesters' are wearing. These are identical to the soles of the boots that the cops arresting them are wearing and on investigation turned up to be pattern only used for police boots. (#134AR Technical Lug soles - see http://www.vibram.us/ ).

Another give away is that the police only claimed four arrests on the day and four other arrests, all of known protesters, were already known of. So these three guys have vanished.

After being silent for a day the cops finally had to own up but put the remarkable spin on the story that "“The police officers were identified by demonstrators when they refused to throw projectiles." Right - pretty much exactly not what the video shows where instead the cops seems very attached to their projectiles despite the demonstrators repeated demands that they should drop them. This is a good moment to view the video.


Of course while the use of 'agent provocateurs' is hardly new - they have been observed at most summit protests - it is rare that they are exposed in quite such a clear manner. And in this case in the act of trying to not only get 'family friendly' demonstrators attacked by riot police but also of trying to stir up conflict between different demonstrators through violating the agreement about protest zones. Video at

Related Link: http://www.youtube.com/v/St1-WTc1kow
author by P.M.publication date Fri Aug 24, 2007 23:50Report this post to the editors

First: What I saw & heard before the video rolls!

As I was walking westward on 148 through the town of Montebello these 3 individuals were moving up route 148, going towards the main confrontation at the gates of the Chateau Montebello. They were confronted initially be the rouge/noir before the Crevier Gas Station on 148. The rouge/noir told them to backtrack, to go away, to get lost. The 3 individuals seemed perplexed at being outed. The 3 individuals veered off to the right, off of route 148, to the quiet 2nd line of police on route 323. They were then 100% outed by the union leaders & Council of Canadians.

Second: Thus the QPP statement today "The police officers were identified by demonstrators when they refused to throw projectiles" is 100% false.

Why you ask: because they were initially caught before the Crevier gas station by the rouge/noir. They were still over 1000 feet away from their primary target, 400 feet before the traffic lights. It would have been pointless to throw a rock towards the main police line - it would have fallen short! Otherwise they should be playing outfield for the Yankees. And if they were aiming for the 323 line, that would make them the best curve ball pitcher ever. 90 degrees.

author by Juice - IWWpublication date Wed Sep 12, 2007 05:08author email thematch at riseup dot netReport this post to the editors

That union guy is hillarious and kicks ass.
Watching this video leaves me with this, what the fuck is the matter with the US.

"these guys are fucking cops!" "take the mask off chicken shit"!
lol
too good , solidarity prevails.

 
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