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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-05 05:48 PM
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46. Much of what you object to may be agents provacateurs
or, in other words, law enforcement types sent in undercover precisely to be obnoxious and give protesting a bad public image, or, even better, foment violence.

I'm pretty sure that the vandals who marred the Seattle WTO protests in 1999 fell into that category.

There's also the problem of the MSM zeroing right in on the most outlandish looking protestors and ignoring all the ordinary folks. I and another woman actually confronted a Portland local news reporter in 2001 because his cameraman was concentrating exclusively on stoned kids with green dreadlocks and ignoring the huge mass of ordinary folks who were demonstrating.
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