Provoking The Crisis

From Sunday’s Guardian: G20 police ‘used undercover men to incite crowds’

An MP who was involved in last month’s G20 protests in London is to call for an investigation into whether the police used agents provocateurs to incite the crowds.

Liberal Democrat Tom Brake says he saw what he believed to be two plain-clothes police officers go through a police cordon after presenting their ID cards.

“Well-I-Never,” says Tiberius (who is considering organising a national ‘Well-I-Never’-athon in response to the shocking news).

We all thought that such Machiavellian tactics were the exclusive employ of totalitarian dicatorships and banana republics; this could never happen in a modern, enlightened democracy – could it?

“Oh wait” says Tiberius, scrolling further down and sighing with relief:

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We would never deploy officers in this way or condone such behaviour.”

And, as we also know, the MET have never been anything less than 100% accurate about everything they’ve been involved in; they, as a institution, hold the truth to be sacrasanct; and they would never, ever consider violating their sacred oath of trust with the  public – right?

Tiberius says: “Get yourself down to tomorrow’s Policing The Crisis event – it just may be more important than Leeds reaching the play-off final!”

Published in: on May 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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