The RCMP and Quebec police force have denied allegations their officers posed as protesters to try to provoke peaceful demonstrators at the recent Montebello summit.
"I confirm (to) you that there is no agents provocateurs in the Surete du Quebec... It doesn't exist in the Surete du Quebec," spokesperson Const. Melanie Larouche told The Canadian Press.
Quebec police admit they went undercover at Montebello protest
Quebec provincial police admitted Thursday that their officers disguised themselves as demonstrators during the protests at the North American leaders summit in Montebello, Que.
The police came under fire Wednesday when protesters accused the force of planting undercover officers in the demonstration to provoke violence. A video surfaced on YouTube that appeared to depict disguised police in the crowd.
The provincial police, in a news release, said its officers went undercover to identify and stop non-peaceful protesters.
"In no time did the police of the Sûreté du Québec act as instigators or commit criminal acts," the news release states in French.
More to come
Yeah, I'll just bet there's "more to come." Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to pop over to the Blogging Tories and collect the names of every one of those douchebags who were howling with laughter all this time and using phrases like "moonbat" and "conspiracy theorist." I'm sure the sheepish apologies will start rolling in any minute now, right? Right?
(Wag of the tail to commenter aurora borealis (aka jazzizbest).)