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Police confirm that only four protesters were arrested during the summit – two men and two women. All have been charged with obstruction and resisting arrest.
Veteran protester Jaggi Singh, who is helping to circulate the video as widely as possible, said all four of those arrested are known to organizers and are genuine protesters
Normally undercovers will have an identifying factor like a piece of tap on an arm etc so they won't be thrown about to hard if they need to pass the line. However they will be roughed enough to blend in.
Originally posted by The Phantom
policemen trying to start a riot at a peaceful protest?
ugh, how disgusting.....its a sad day when our law enforcement can no longer be trusted.. whats going on?
Originally posted by xmotex Well I don't know about Canada, but this has been SOP in the US for at least 20 years (I first encountered it back then anyway) and it works.The cops can crack all the heads they want, break up a protest, and blame it all on "violent demonstrators"...
Opposition demands probe of 'fake' summit protesters
But anti-globalization and union activists joined with opposition politicians to demand an independent investigation.
Protesters say 'goons' planted at Montebello
Thu, August 23, 2007
By LAURA CZEKAJ, SUN MEDIA
The union is demanding that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Quebec Premier Jean Charest answer questions about the men and why they were apparently trying to instigate trouble in what was clearly a peaceful protest.
RCMP Cpl. Luc Bessette would not discuss summit security details because it could jeopardize planning for future events.
"We can ensure the RCMP does not use tactics that would encourage confrontation or incite violence," he said.
After viewing the video, Doug Kirkland, a retired Ottawa police sergeant and security consultant, told Sun Media he was confident the three men were not protesters but said they might not have been police either.
"It could have been a private security exercise," he said. Planting undercover officers in a crowd of demonstrators is common practice, not to create conflict but to add another layer of safety for police."