The FBI has issued an alert to police warning anarchists dressed in Halloween costumes plan to create disturbances and attack responding police.
The “Halloween Revolt,” according to the federal law enforcement agency, is planned by the National Liberation Militia, a group reportedly from Eugene, Oregon, and said to be responsible for violence in Seattle during the World Trade Organization conference in 1999.
According to the New York Post the group is calling for members to wear Halloween masks and use weapons such as bricks, bottles and firearms.
In his film Police State 2, Alex Jones showed how the police in Seattle allowed black bloc anarchists to stage a riot in downtown Seattle while they concentrated on preventing the movement of peaceful protestors. The film presents evidence that anarchist groups are actually controlled by the state and used to demonize peaceful protesters.
In 2007 during the Security and Prosperity Partnership summit in Montebello, Canada, police were exposed acting as anarchists and caught trying to incite violence and rioting.
Denver cops were found to have used undercover detectives to instigate violence against police during the 2008 Democratic National Convention and during the G20 in Pittsburgh provocateurs were used to stir up trouble.
Black Bloc anarchists were also used to disrupt and discredit the Occupy movement.
The FBI warning follows remarks made by FBI director James Comey. He said the “Ferguson Effect,” criminals emboldened by criticism of police following the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, has resulted in higher crime rates.
Others interpret Comey’s remarks delivered during a speech at the University of Chicago Law School as a reaction to political activism in response to police violence.
“If we’re talking about a Ferguson effect where it means more people challenging police, more people filing suits against the police, and more people confronting police publicly, I think you are seeing that,” George Ciccariello-Maher, a political scientist at Drexel University in Philadelphia, told the Christian Science Monitor.
“The other dynamic of this so-called Ferguson effect is the notion that when people know their rights, they become dangerous criminals.”