If you've never been embarrassed by your species, then I suggest you buckle up, because some of the comments on this CTV piece are beyond belief. (Short disclaimer: I left a short comment there, you'll recognize it when you run across it.)
And now, for the jaw-dropping idiocy:
Yellow triangles on boots makes them police officers? Give me a break. I have a blue shirt at home, so I must be a cop too. I would love to see the QPP prove that these men were not cops, and litigate the CEP and Dave Coles for defamation.
... what would be the motivation to stage this deceptive act to provoke the protesters ??
Union people, 'veteran protestors', and others with a vested interest are not to be believed, period.
Thanks, AW! I see now... I guess I'm a cop too, I have the same pair of boots at home!!!
Police often go under cover...drug busts and so on, but to say they where there in incite trouble....give me a break! They where likely there (if it's true!) to find out what the protesters had in mind and I have no problems with that. ...
Think maybe the cops had infiltrators in the crowd in order to monitor and collect intelligence? why does everyone assume if they were cops that they had malicious intent?
Either way, who cares. If the "real" protesters didn't get violent or cause problems, they wouldn't be bothered by the police. But they started to throw things and start fires so naturally, they were stopped.
And the problem is??? If the police need to infiltrate I say go for it.
If they were cops, they were undercover (except for the boots) and had a right to be there, this protest turned violent a few times and I can't blame the cops if they put someone in their midst to find out who was inciting the violence. Does anyone here really believe that the police had a meeting to see how they could provoke the protesters to become violent? What would be the point of that, you people see conspiracy everywhere.
So these police officers (who are often attacked by groups of protesters) placed some of there own in the group to try and determine who the troublemakers are? sounds like a good idea to me.
Has anyone even stopped to consider that it was a ploy by the police to state that they are serious about having a zero-tolerance policy? They stage it like this and show that they WILL arrest if you push them to!?
These professional protesters don't need to be discredited anymore than they already are. The only good thing about having the protesters at the summit was that it got them out of their parents' basements.
I have no time for unions. Even less now I know they know a cop when they umm, see one.
So given that the protest itself was a complete fizzle the only thing left is "Hey, we're being spied on!" Has anyone considered maybe they were protesters trying to portray themselves as cops under cover? Like the man said, you can't trust unions, period.
I have a pair of yellow triangle boots as do all 3 of my sons. I am going to take this opportunity to confess that we are the 4 persons in the picture. None of us are police officers. Has someone faked this picture?
The protestors were supposed to stay in the designated protesting zones. They broke the rules, and if those guys are proven to be cops, then I believe that the police were fully warranted in doing it.
I am suddenly very afraid for my country.