Expect agents provocateurs at the G20, organizers say
Organizers for upcoming anti-G20 rallies and demonstrations say they expect the police to plant agents provocateurs — police dressed up as activists and provoking a violent response from the security lines.
“There’s no question about it,” said Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, which is co-organizing the June 26 “People First!” rally.
“I’ve watched them in
The Council of Canadians has written to Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding his assurance that security forces won’t use the undercover agents to incite criminal activity during the upcoming summits.
“I’m deeply concerned that neither you, nor anyone in the government, nor the Integrated Security Unit itself, have ruled out the use of agent provocateurs at the upcoming G8 and G20 summits,” Council chairperson Maude Barlow wrote in the letter. “Out of control spending on summit costs must not be permitted to develop into out of control suppression of charter rights.”
“Three undercover police officers attempted to incite violence in
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See a video (it’s a bit choppy) of those agents provocateurs here.