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Offline Strife

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070825/ap_on_re_ca/canada_summit_police;_ylt=Ai2r9V48U2OTn.1_iUd37wBw24cA

Police: Undercover officers at summit By SEAN FARRELL, Associated Press Writer
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Canadian officials Friday defended using undercover police to pose as protesters during a visit this week by President Bush, and denied allegations the officers tried to instigate violence.

The issue arose after a video was posted on Youtube.com showing a demonstrator confronting three apparent protesters — at least one of them clutching a rock — and accusing them of being police.

"At no time did the officers in question engage in provocation or incite anyone to commit violent acts," said Inspector Marcel Savard of the Quebec police.

One of the officers was given a rock by protesters, Savard said. "He was asked by extremists to throw the rock at the police, but never had any intention of using it."
Officials rejected calls for a formal investigation, but said they would conduct an internal probe to review police practices.

Officials initially denied they had planted officers among the 2,000 demonstrators protesting against the two-day summit involving Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the resort Ottawa River resort town of Montebello for security and trade talks. At one point, police fired tear gas to hold back demonstrators Monday and authorities said four people were arrested.

Dave Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union, said the video clearly shows a fist-sized rock in the hand of at least one undercover officer and that they are wearing police boots.

"You could tell they were not young people. They were in their 40's. They were being chased by some of the demonstrators, the demonstrators were yelling at them saying they were police," Coles said on Canadian television. "I asked them to leave and that they should put the rocks down and show their faces."

The Canadian Union of Public Employees has demanded a formal probe, saying Canadians have a right to ask whether their governments recognize and protect the right to demonstrate peacefully.

But Canadian Public Security Minister Stockwell Day brushed off demands for an inquiry. He said Friday that the three people in question were spotted by protesters because were not engaging in violence.

"Because they were not engaging in violence, it was noted that they were probably not protesters. I think that's a bit of an indictment against the violent protesters," Day said.



okay so (a) they were handed the rocks.  What, they couldn't find any along the ground on their own? (b) they're not protesters unless they engage in violence? Are you kidding me?
Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.

Offline PyRoS

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Re: Canadian Police confirm they planted officers amongst NAU protesters
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2007, 12:21:02 am »
FU stockwell day, I've listened to alot of crap that came from you're mouth over the years and that was just the lowest peice of trash to date.

Here's some of Stockwell Day if you can stomach it.

http://thetyee.ca/Views/2004/12/01/TheManwhoWalkswithDinosaurs/

And here's a funny story for everyone to laugh about.. of course.. stockwell day.

http://www.lilith-ezine.com/articles/canada/The_Prank_That_Destroyed_StockwellDay.html

Ahah!


*EDIT* here's some contact info for all you canadians or non canadians out there to express you're thoughts on the SPP Summit and what happened to the main goons themselves that shrug this off. Flood em with complaints that this will not be tolerated in our country.

To contact the Prime Minister's Office:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa
K1A 0A2

[email protected]



To contact Stockwell Day:

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Phone: 613.995.1702
Fax: 613.995.1154
Email: [email protected]

In the Riding:
Suite 202, 301 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5B7
Phone: 250.770.4480
Fax: 250.770.4484
Email: [email protected]