Demonstrators characterized in same context as Al-Qaeda, Colombian FARC
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, December 5, 2011
Occupy London demonstrators have been listed as domestic terrorists by the City of London Police, who characterized them in the same context as Al-Qaeda, the Colombian FARC and Belarusian terrorists who bombed the Minsk underground.
“The City of London Police force was facing criticism last night after including the Occupy London demonstration in a letter warning businesses about potential terrorist threats,” reports the Independent.
Police admitted the leaflet, entitled, “Terrorism/Extremism Update,” was produced by them but claimed it was “poorly worded”.
“Activism is not a crime and the desire to participate in democratic decision-making should not be a cause for concern for the police in any free society,” said an Occupy London representative.
Previous advertising campaigns by other law enforcement bodies in London educated the public that behavior such as paying with cash, keeping curtains closed, or minding your own business were all signs of potential terrorism.
One radio commercial, produced by the The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), was later banned because it smeared law-abiding citizens and could “encourage people to harass or victimise their neighbours and was appealing to people’s fear.”
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As we reported earlier, ‘Occupy’ demonstrators over the pond in Portland staged a march yesterday to protest the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which under Section 1031 could lead to demonstrators being carted off to detention camps and held without trial.
The Department of Defense is now training its personnel that protest amounts to “low-level terrorism” through tests that DoD staffers are required to take on a yearly basis.
Whether you agree with the grievances of the ‘Occupy’ movement or not, the fact that protest groups are now being designated as domestic terrorists underscores the fact that governments now treat dissent and the exercise of freedoms as a suspicious activity.
Yet weren’t we told the terrorists attacked us because they hate our freedoms? It appears as if the terrorists have won.
See a copy of the police letter below.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.