posted on Sep, 4 2008 @ 02:53 PM
Full repsect for getting out there and protesting. I was at the G20 protests in Melbourne and I saw plenty of undercovers in amoungst the crowd. Some
were just observing and using radios to identify certain protesters back to the uniformed cops so they could be isolated and arrested later. They also
video taped and photographed heaps of people. They stood out completely though, because their whole persona and vibeis in contrast to the crowd so I
totally understand your intuitive and practical conclusion in identifying an undercover agent.
Best thing to do then is get a photo of these suspected undercover agents, (try to remain unnoticed while taking photo, use zoom lens if possible) and
if all is peaceful then all good and whatever but if #e goes down, you can ask around if anyone knows that person. My experience was that most sincere
protesters and activists will be with friends or at least a couple of other known people that can vouch for each other. Not a totally fool-proof
method but may help back up any intuitions.
My thoughts are that some of these activist groups and video/geek techies need to get some cheap but effective UAV action happening! Grab an electric
remote control helicoptor or flying thing with camera on it to record any interactions with cops from above - that way it is all documented!
That way also you get could better idea of cop deployment strategies, as they have a tactic of slowly herding groups, using light efforts to move
people on, weed out certain people, get rid of journalists and slowly herd everyone into a dead end area or oposite other cops. Then they do a massive
rush and divide and conquer. You cab see in footage that when the crowd actually stops moving or as a bulk tries to go a different way they use tear
gas, pepper spray to seriously enforce the tactic.
Another good idea would be for someone to develop some sort of small flexible foam breathing filters that you could just stick up your nose in the
event of gas to filter it out and some sort of slim disposable clear safety googles that just stick on around your eyes with a filterred foam fitting
so they don't fog up. That would help eleviate the effect of tear gas, maybe pepper spray as well. What if used a small foam fire extinguisher on a
tear gas bomb? If you coated the thing in thick foam would that block the gas its releasing? We should brainstorm ideas like these people, not only
for now but for the future as well.
Because despite all the hypocritical trolls posting in this thread supporting the government, the state, the police, the mainstream media, the corrupt
laws, the erosion of liberties, the use of rediculous logic, stereotypes and generalisations and everything else that completely undermines the notion
of denying ignorance, everyone else needs to see the reality of what we are up against in the fight for the future direction of this world (including
SIT-X scenarios) These trolls of course are quite happy to support any theories and participate constructively in any number of far out threads that
keep people distracted, but when it comes to actually doing something see how quickly they fall back to bi-polar agenda setting statements...
Yeah, after all the denying of ignorance about the mainstream media, the discovery of the truth about the wars by politicians that bomb and kill
civilians everyday overseas, have sold out the patriotic soldiers, have rooted the economy and are destroying the environment..
BUT WAIT... instead of doing anything about all that other stuff just mentioned, lets arrest and crush the reall evil doers smashing up a couple of
SYMBOLS of the state or corporations!
(sarcasm rant there)
We need to know what works, what doesn't and how to use that knowledge to empower and protect those people who are awake, awakening or have the
potential further down the track.
[edit on 2008-9-4 by primamateria]