Thank goodness this sort of thing doesn’t happen in the land of the free… oh wait
December 12, 2011
Video has emerged of Russian pro Democracy protesters being watched by hovering surveillance drones overhead.
25,000 people gathered in Bolotnaya Square in Moscow Saturday, were stunned to witness the strange hovering object directly above them. Some climbed trees to take pictures and get a closer look at the “UFO”.
The craft is clearly some kind of small quadricopter drone similar to the one pictured below:
These drones can be controlled via a touch screen interface and the video can be transmitted in real time via wireless modem or Wi-Fi to 3 km by iPhone, iPad connected to the network, laptop or a similar device.
They also have automatic tracking and some can even electrify and incapacitate protesters or “suspects”, “insurgents”, whatever you want to call people expressing their rights.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
London Telegraph reporter Matthew Wrigley was at the demonstration Saturday and tweeted “Quadrocopter drone hovering above, filming protesters. Very 1984 tho the @wired subscriber in me likes the tech.”
The protest was part of on going demonstrations in Russia in which tens of thousands have turned out to protest against recent elections, which they claimed were fixed in order to secure victory for Vladimir Putin and his party.
But of course, this is Russia, hovering crowd control surveillance drones would never be deployed at protests in the US right?
I’m most likely just being a paranoid kook for even suggesting these things exist.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.