April 9, 2010
It followed a familiar pattern. A protest against police brutality turned into a riot. From the Olympian this morning:
Olympia police arrested about 15 protesters at Adams and State streets about 9:15 p.m. Thursday after they began throwing bottles at buildings and tried to block the streets with trash bins, witnesses and police said.
The downtown march consisted of about 15 to 20 protesters clad in black, with their faces covered in hoods, handkerchiefs and scarves. The purpose of the march ostensibly was to protest alleged police brutality, including recent police shootings in Portland and the 2008 shooting of Jose Ramirez-Jimenez by Olympia police officers.
Sounds like your typical “anarchist” agents provocateurs.
Cops don’t like it when citizens (now known as civilians) protest against their wanton murder.
So they send in the “anarchists,” who invariably turn out to be cops.
It works about the same in all authoritarian dictatorships.
Maybe the protesters were not “anarchists” working for the police. If they were legitimate protesters, one has to ask how they figured throwing bottles and breaking stuff would help their protest against police brutality.
This article was posted: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:23 am