agent provocateur

Could the police themselves be throwing Molotov cocktails in order to justify the police crackdown? The New York Times ponders:

40 seconds of video released by Rio’s military police showed a man near the front line between the two sides lighting and then hurling a Molotov cocktail, which exploded near officers in riot gear. Within hours the clip was mysteriously removed from YouTube.

According to the theory advanced by supporters of Brazil’s protest movement, the bomb thrower pictured in the police video, wearing a T-shirt with a bulky design on the front, was identical to a man caught on video later, retreating behind police lines and pulling off his T-shirt, alongside a second man also suspected of being an undercover officer.

Other bloggers pointed out that another video clip recorded by a witness to Monday’s demonstrations showed the same two men passing unmolested through a crowd of uniformed officers after displaying identification:



Paranoia or conspiracy? OCWeekly attempts to root out a possible agent provocateur, seen in non-riot-instigating mode in the video below:

Facebook is currently abuzz with members of Kelly’s Army who were at the Anaheim protest on Tuesday alleging that they caught a police plant. We found video of the woman both in her pro-cop and anti-cop phase!

According to onlookers, a blonde woman was shouting pro-police slogans in front of City Hall, at one point flashing her wrist and showing off a tattoo that seemed to be a badge number. But an hour later, they claim the same woman was seen yelling anti-police slogans and throwing water bottles at the police.

Marlena Carrillo of Kelly’s Army…says she called the police immediately after seeing this; so far, they haven’t returned her calls.