Wednesday, August 22, 2007

It's Not Paranoia When They're Really Out to Get You

Commenting on my last post, Lesley wrote, "Although I know it's stupid, a cynical and suspicious little part of me sometimes wonders if they're not hired by 'the other side' specifically to turn the attention away from the issues at hand."

Funny you should mention that...

Police accused of using provocateurs at summit

OTTAWA – Protesters are accusing police of using undercover agents to provoke violent confrontations at the North American leaders' summit in Montebello, Que.

Such accusations have been made before after similar demonstrations but this time the alleged "agents provocateurs" have been caught on camera.

A video, posted on YouTube, shows three young men, their faces masked by bandannas, mingling Monday with protesters in front of a line of police in riot gear. At least one of the masked men is holding a rock in his hand.

The video can be found here, among other places.

What I really love is that once again it's the bloggers and the 'citizen journalists' who brought this story to the fore - otherwise it would have been completely missed by the mainstream media.

1 comment:

  1. I mostly agree with you Jennifer about who has helped propel this story forward.

    However, I don't think one can underestimate the importance of Joan Bryden's Canadian Press wirestory from yesterday that really got the ball rolling.

    Following further developments at my place (and thanks for the link)