Tuesday, August 21, 2007

There's something happening here....

.....What it is ain't exactly clear


Update: The CP is now on this story as well - my comment on that at bottom of post

This is very, very strange indeed. At a protest in Montebello Quebec a labour leader standing with a group of citizens who were in front of riot police attempting to prevent any provocation by other protestors confronts three masked men with rocks. After much shouting and some jostling the crowd begins to wonder if, perhaps the masked men are actually police themselves. Instead of leaving the scene the men then disappear into the police line where they are 'arrested' and taken away.

Were they agent provocateurs?

It's impossible to tell for sure, but this video, taken at the scene makes it hard to think that there was not something fishy going on.

Regardless the true intentions of all concerned, this most certainly does not look, or sound, like Canada to me.

Instead, it appears that we are now living in a time and place where, once again, it just might be prudent for us to heed the advice of the Neil-assisted Buffalo Springfield when they say:

Stop, children....
What's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down


First stumbled upon this, bizarrely enough, at Radio 3.
A couple of things stand out from Joan Bryden's Canadian Press Report: "
Rather than leave, the three actually start edging closer to the police line, where they appear to engage in discussions." and "Late Tuesday, photographs taken by another protester surfaced, showing the trio lying prone on the ground. The photos show the soles of their boots adorned by yellow triangles. A police officer kneeling beside the men has an identical yellow triangle on the sole of his boot." This entire thing is getting curiouser and curiouser. Oh, and yes, the other side of the bloggodome has noticed this as well.


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