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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Better Find That Information Quick

Via the Gazetteer a Canadian Press (CP) article on suspicions that some of the 'protesters' at the North American Leader's summit in Montebello, Que. were actually cops looking to stir up trouble.

See the video for yourself.

The final lines of the CP piece,
"Neither the RCMP nor the Surete du Quebec would comment on the video or even discuss generally whether they ever use the tactic of employing agents provocateurs.

"I cannot answer your question because I don't have the information," said Const. Kane Kramer, a spokesman for the RCMP at the summit."

Update: The Quebec police have now admitted that the three 'protestors' in the video were actually cops. I assume that in future any media coverage of violent protests will carry a disclaimer that the violent, mask-wearing, rock-carrying anarchists in question are just as likely to be undercover cops.


  • This is no surprise. I was involved in the anti-cruise testing movement in Ottawa in the early 80's. One of the biggest shit disturbers in that movement turned out to be an RCMP informant. It is a short step from there to planting actual cops to stir up trouble and it has been 25 years.

    By Blogger Greg, at 4:58 AM  

  • Hey,

    Long time reader and fan…

    Have you seen this video yet? It’s so bizarre and I’m not sure if it’s legit. I know this is up your alley….

    The website seems just as bizarre.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:18 AM  

  • And this was done why to benefit whom?
    Listen carefully to the clicks you hear when you're on the phone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:25 PM  

  • Greg - agreed

    Anon1 - normally I delete spam, but that is a pretty good video - obviously not legit of course.

    Anon2 - Your assertion that I am a crazy conspiracy theorist might be a teeny bit more convincing if the police hadn't already admitted those three 'protesters' were actually cops. Oops! Care to offer an apology or a retraction?

    By Blogger Declan, at 7:05 PM  

  • And just one more teensy-weensy thing ....the cops admitted that they were projectile (ie. rock) carrying cops.

    Oh, and a bigger thing....why were they there anyway given that this took place in the Green Zone, far away from any strategic targets.

    Unless, of course, the target here was actually a group of people that were trying to prevent any and all provocations (and demanding that people with rocks put them down - not 'launch them as the Surete said in their official press release).

    By Blogger Gazetteer, at 12:51 AM  

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