Cops Admit Cops Caught Being Fake Protesters Are Cops
When Bush was in Canada selling America to Mexico earlier this week, Canadian labor unions protested the secret negotiations between the three countries' leaders. And whenever there's a big political protest, there are cops in disguise -- usually as "anarchists" -- trying to start shit so that the uniformed cops can smash skulls and shoot their water cannons and rubber bullets and tear-gas cannisters at the real protesters who were just peacefully protesting. What was interesting about this week's agents provocateurs is that they got caught on video and the video was immediately seen by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world and for possibly the first time ever, a police department has been shamed into admitting that it plants disguised cops in protest crowds to stir up shit.
If you haven't seen it yet (or even if you have), here's the CBC report including the good parts from the YouTube video:
The matching cop boots are cute, aren't they? It's especially cute how the one cop put duct tape and spray paint on his new cop boots. Poseur!
There was absolutely no way to squirm out of this one, so the police in Quebec were forced to admit they do what everybody knows cops do:
With the proof caught on video, Quebec provincial police were forced to admit yesterday that three undercover agents were playing the part of protesters at this week's international summit in Montebello.
Quebec police admit agents posed as protesters [Toronto Star]