Tuesday Nov 22, 201102:33 PM GMT
Police provoke violence in UK protests
Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:35PM
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The British police are resorting to systematic provocation in their bid to give an excuse to the government to enforce an all-out ban on peaceful protests across the country.


A video shot of the recent anti-government protests in London on November 9 has been published on the You Tube site, showing two plain-clothed guys have a brief word with uniformed officers before storming into the crowd, barging into a young guy, spinning him around and lashing out at him.

As it is shown in the video, then a uniformed officer approaches and they flash a warrant card behind their back. The uniformed officer turns away, and the two so-called 'Agents Provocateur' escape into the crowd.

The crowd shouts 'agent provocateur' and points as they make their way pushing through, the video shows.

The video briefly loses them, but in the final section, it is shown that two plain-clothed guys helped over police barriers by uniformed officers and they join six other officers detaining one young guy.

Tens of thousands of students joined the November 9 national demonstration, organized by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts to defend education against corporate greed.

The Metropolitan Police had authorized its forces to fire rubber bullets on protesters, and Scotland Yard said its 4,000-strong forces have been equipped with baton rounds to launch an all-out crackdown on protesters to prevent a repeat of the unrests that rocked the country in August this year.

Meanwhile, the coalition government has been considering plans to enforce a total ban on peaceful anti-government protests and the deployment of plain-clothed officers among protesters to provoke violence appears in line with the coalition's attempts to ban protests.

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