SPP Summit Police Admit They Went Undercover at Protest

Quebec Police Admit They Went Undercover at Montebello Protest

CBC News

August 23, 2007

Quebec provincial police admitted Thursday that three of their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators during the protest at the North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que.

However, the police force denied allegations its undercover officers were there on Monday to provoke the crowd and instigate violence.

“At no time did the police of the Sûreté du Québec act as instigators or commit criminal acts,” the police force said in French in a news release. “It is not in the police force’s policies, nor in its strategies, to act in that manner.

“At all times, they responded within their mandate to keep order and security.”

Police said the three undercover officers were only at the protest to locate and identify non-peaceful protesters in order to prevent any incidents.

Police came under fire Tuesday, when a video surfaced on YouTube that appeared to show three plainclothes police officers at the protest with bandanas across their faces. One of the men was carrying a rock.

In the video, protest organizers in suits order the men to put the rock down, call them police instigators and try unsuccessfully to unmask them.

Police-issued boots identified fake protesters

Protest organizers on Wednesday played the video for the media at a news conference in Ottawa. One of the organizers, union leader Dave Coles, explained that one reason protesters knew the men’s true identities was because they were wearing the same boots as other police officers.

Coles said on Wednesday that the only thing he didn’t know was whether the men were Quebec police, RCMP or hired security officers.

“[Our union] believes that the security force at Montebello were ordered to infiltrate our peaceful assembly and provoke incidents,” said Coles, president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union.

Police said the three were told to monitor protesters who were not peacefully demonstrating to prevent any violent incidents, but they were called out as undercover agents when they refused to throw objects.

Concern Canada losing control of its energy

The protest at Montebello occurred outside the Fairmont Le Château Montebello hotel, near Ottawa, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The summit about border security, free trade and other issues began Monday and finished Tuesday.

Protesters said they gathered to voice their concern about Canada losing control of its energy and water resources and borders. Others decried what they called a high level of secrecy at the summit.

The Quebec provincial police will not comment any further on the affair, a spokeswoman in Montreal said.

Quebec Justice Minister Jacques Dupuis was made aware of the news, but a spokesman from his office said he will not comment on the matter either.

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9/11 Blogger
August 23, 2007

Dear Alex Jones, et al,

That is me in the black shirt, with the ‘Toronto 911 Truth’ sign, & the megaphone.

I was well within earshot of the agents-provocateurs incident.

I have no doubt that your story is absolutely correct. I remember, at the time, telling people that “This was ‘a small, street-level, false-flag operation’ – JUST LIKE 9/11 !!”

The attached picture is a bigger, better, & higher-resolution one than the one in your original story(s);
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As you can see in this item, ‘controlled mass-media’ such as CBC, & CTV, did NOT report THIS story; Instead they completely misrepresented the truth to each of their respective national (Canadian) audiences.

Controlled mass-media, & Canada’s PM Stephen Harper, claimed that ‘ there were (merely) hundreds of protesters, but I, & two other witnesses there all day, estimated the numbers to be between 1600 & 2000.

[Ironically, the Union leader, & the political activist, Maude Barlow (Council of Canadians), in the video of ‘agents-provocateurs’, NEVER mentioned ‘911 Truth’ – even once – throughout all of their very extensive speeches at the SPP !! ‘911 Truth’ needs to educate the labor movement, & very many other ‘political activists’, about 911 truth, & the importance of communicating it, in turn, to the wider population.]

Thank you.

John K. Burns

Story also covered by Ottowa Indymedia:

And finally, the Toronto Star.

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