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Sat May 30, 2020, 04:30 PM

More coverage of the instagators

MINNEAPOLIS ó Drifting out of the shadows in small groups, dressed in black, carrying shields and wearing knee pads, they head toward the front lines of the protest. Helmets and gas masks protect and obscure their faces, and they carry bottles of milk to counteract tear gas and pepper spray.

Most of them appear to be white. They carry no signs and don't want to speak to reporters. Trailed by designated "medics" with red crosses taped to their clothes, these groups head straight for the front lines of the conflict.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/30/george-floyd-protests-riots-violent-outside-agitators-minnesota/5291658002/

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Response to relayerbob (Original post)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:35 PM

1. National Guard units.

Aim for the red crosses. Watch for milk bottles and aim at them.

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Sat May 30, 2020, 04:40 PM

2. Is that why the police didn't react with force? Is that why they allowed the police station

to be overtaken? Quite frankly, I watched it on live TV and didnít understand the ďambivalence ďof the police. Very strange. This went beyond not wanting to escalate a volatile situation.

Iíve seen paid provocateurs in the past, agitating a large crowd while riot police were lining up curb to curb a block away, just waiting for their attack whistle.

Donít put anything past the government. The main advantage that they have is a coordinated plan to divide, tear gas, and round up people vs protestors running around with no plan at all.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #2)

Sat May 30, 2020, 04:44 PM

3. These agitators are taking their lead from the WH

But non-confrontation appears to be a nationwide strategy by the governors. They understand that the agitators are a small number and don't want to harm innocents and cause even more problems. Getting close to the fires is difficult when the agitators are armed (they were shooting at police last night) and are using flare guns (seen on KSTP last night) as well as fireworks to start fires.

Bear in mind, we have no idea how many police are running around in the crowd, identifying the leaders and "bad actors"

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