The comment as follows-
Report from a person who was there (I am a regular poster but shall remain anonymous for the time being):
1. The Compliance of Canadians Shocked me, as did the Brazen Fascist-Lite Behaviour of the Cops
As I was stationed inside the yellow zone (not the super-tight red zone, but inside the controlled perimeter) I watched with curiosity as person after person was ordered by police to show ID, and state their reason for entering, and to prove it. First, they asked for the "special Id" - this huge card with your name and other ID stuff on it that people wore hanging around their neck . . . as if you were at a convention for the half-blind. People were so damn compliant it was unbelievable . . . not one person stated "no, I will not show you my ID" or asked "why do I have to show you ID? This is a public street!". No one asked what law gave the police the right to block off a road and basically ID you to death before letting you get in . . . and certainly no one dared raise their voice at the cops at their fascist behaviour in a supposedly free country.
The lone complainant at the entry point I spent the most time at? A woman who was heading to work on Saturday being made to wait about 20 minutes while the cop put her aside and about three different security guards after some confusion finally ascertaining her ID and that she worked there. Her big protest? As she walked towards the building, now a hundred meters away from the cops, said loudly "and THIS is what we paid a BILLION DOLLARS FOR? For 7 guards to keep me waiting for 20 MINUTES?!? CHRIST!"
The people were cowed and compliant to say the least.
2. Most Level-Headed Cops Knew that it was Just the Black Bloc that were Causing the Trouble
(Anyone notice the wording - "bloc", as in Bloc Quebecois? Always a reason for everything, hmm?)
Despite what some may think (and you have every right to think it) not all cops are assholes . . . they just become them eventually. ha ha Anyways, most had obviously been briefed, knew that it was the Black Bloc that were the ones prone to violent unrest and all that . . . and it was them the cops were on the lookout for. However, tolerating a protest is only taken to a point . . . you know that free speech is only free in Canada if you don't slightly offend the sensibilities of the hundred or so cops surrounding you in intimidating and frightening full-on riot gear, sectioned away in an area from where the people you are protesting against are. All for your own security, mind you.
So, if the cops knew very, very well about who the Black Bloc were and what they were about . . . how'd they let them burn 4 cars, and run rampant down Yonge Street (main artery of Toronto for you non-locals, and right adjacent to the G20 sectioned off area) you my ask? Good question.
3. My Suspicions Mirror those of Penny - Agents de Provocateurs!
Looks like Penny might have even mined a bit of info from these links, but I provide them anyways:
From Global Research . com:http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=19928
Another well spoken chap who talks about the agent provocateurs, and the former Montibello incident (all well covered in the media, of course!):
Yeah, the boots are very circumstantial in this case . . . but the fact that in section of the city where cops outnumbered regular citizens, how not one of these guys was not arrested OUT IN PUBLIC where their MASKS WOULD BE TAKEN OFF is obviously . . . not possible. Only a brainwashed simpleton could believe that thousands of cops could somehow let between 50-100 masked thugs in easy to spot uniform get away . . . on foot . . . surrounded by cops . . . that outnumbered their group . . . 5 to 1. Yeah.
My guess is, there are a lot of police scrtching their heads as to the incompetence of their leaders, and why they weren't allowed to stop them coming down Yonge, and why they were told to retreat from their burning vehicles for a fantastic photo op. It'll be blamed on politics and incompetence . . . boy, never heard that excuse weasel people out of accountability before, eh?
4. The Media Suck Large, and are Basically an Extension of the Propaganda Lie Machine
First off, the one key thing I have to report to you all today is the fact that I personally witnessed something that has not been reported on at all . . . and the funniest thing is, I saw many media people among those affected.
You see, they used the Sound Cannon on Sat in the mid afternoon . . . when the peaceful protesters, largely infiltrated by the Black Bloc, began their march into the yellow zone.
I knew the shit was going down when all the cops put on their riot gear . . . complete with gas masks (for the tear gas), and with full head shield and body armour. An army of about 350 or so cops (just in my view) marched in army formation westward across on Wellington and up Bay Street [I give these coordinates for locals] and then were somewhat out of my view, confronting the protesters just up Bay Street. [I was inside a large building at the time, looking through very thick glass walls] Following the cops was a large gaggle of 40 or 50 odd people and reporters . . . almost everyone had a camera, or cellphone or recording device pointed at what was happening . . . but note that this was inside the yellow zone.
2 minutes later, people were running away - south down Bay, then some went west - holding their ears, faces in contorted pain, yelling. I did hear a high, shrill noise, but as if from far away through the thick glass . . . but it was very clear that they were running from the sound cannon. I mean, I didn't ever see the sound cannon, but people weren't running away like that because someone used a bad word . . . and they were clearly covering their ears, everyone was in that group.
Which all begs the question, of course: how come when I looked on Sunday, then today, for any wisp of a mention of the use of said sound cannons, none was to be found?
And speaking of reporters . . . did anyone interview the Black Bloc? Ask them what their goals, raison'd'etre was, why they chose violence, and what they wanted from the G20 leaders? Did anyone think to ask them questions, get an interview, find out what kind of people they were?
For that matter, other than probably planted mush-brains and retards, was anyone of clear mind and values asked about the G20 leaders from among the peaceful protesters? Anyone allowed to ask on tv about the sectioning off of public property, the illegal searches, the illegal harrassment and intimidation, the illegal arrests and illegal detentions, and the total loss of most human rights for anyone daring to raise a voice against the establishment?
yeah, those are crickets.
5. Another Series of Scares is Used to Ramp Up the Terror Factor, and Thus Make You All Compliant When Your Rights Are Taken Away
Bikes were confiscated because they "might be used as weapons" (no joke, the police actually gave this reasoning); the subway was closed down during the main protest on Sat afternoon because of a "bomb scare" at Union Station (or was it King? I can't remember, this is from memory) which turned out to be a forgotten suitcase supposedly; helicopters constantly circled low overhead, giving the impression that terrorists were being chased across the city or that some dangerous dudes were around. Well, the list is longer than this, but that's where I'll end for now.
Never saw any of the detention centers, and was not around when all the nice protestors got rounded up and arrested (that'll be a nice large deterrent for anyone who has second thoughts about protesting in the future, eh?) . . . so I'll leave my observations there for now, may comment again later.
Overall, the experience for me was hugely depressing, and scary in terms of how well organised I view the entire paradigm of law enforcement and the way they are propagandised and taught to ignore all rights when they come upon someone they treat as the opposition . . . the divide and conquer tactic works so well on the micro, as it does on the macro level.
You can see this also in the comment section of the previous post.
This person notes the LRAD was used in Toronto though the media, of course, failed to mention it.Amongst the myriad of other happenings the media fails to mention or inquire about, but then that is the main stream media.
I did find one lone video, a brief interview with Police Inspector Bill Neadle.
He says that they will be using the LRAD, "not as a show of force", and only for brief periods of time 2-5 seconds in length. Of course the operators of the LRAD will have hearing protection.
The fact that he says it will be in use, leads me to believe the anonymous commenter's mention of it use is in fact correct. The Inspector claimed, prior to the protests, that the LRAD would not be used as a show of force. The media has failed to mention the LRAD entirely. I am left wondering if the LRAD was used as a show of force weapon and the compliant media is going along rather then outraging Canadians. Just a thought.
Something I should have touched on yesterday- Where was JTF2?
I have made mention of JTF2 in other postings, Canada's elite commandos, most recently here, regarding their "preparations for the G20/G8"
For now, the soldiers of JTF2 are plotting and preparing for every eventuality
Other residents saw soldiers dressed in dark clothing crawling around in the fields near the school (in Brockville)
The commandos have been studying and tweaking the summit security blueprint that will be carried out by the Mounties, Ontario Provincial Police and local law enforcement teams.
Could some/many or all of the so called anarchists/black bloc been the JTF2?
Emerging from sewers and alleyways. Able to breach security? Able to cause mayhem and destruction as police stand down? Able to avoid arrest? The mainstream media failed to inquire at what their role actually was? Given the fact that they are "elite commandos" trained in "counter-terrorism tactics" Counter-terrorism can actually include the fomenting of terrorism for a specific agenda political or otherwise. The actions of the so called black bloc/anarchist certainly aided a political agenda and justified the massive security spending.
Helicopters overhead. Note the difference in response from law enforcement? Regular folk vs alleged anarchists? Brutal action vs Standown?