With the National Guard now being sent to Ferguson, Missouri as the unrest extends into a second week, questions are being asked as to whether provocateurs are being used by authorities to stage violence in order to justify the militarized police crackdown.
Trouble flared once again last night as demonstrators threw molotov cocktails at police officers while cops deployed tear gas and rubber bullets before the midnight curfew even came into effect. Numerous reporters said they were threatened with violence and arrest by cops if they didn’t leave the area.
Despite the fact that some of the violence and looting is obviously being carried out by criminal opportunists and frustrated locals, many are beginning to question whether agent provocateurs are being used to demonize peaceful protesters and create a justification for heavy-handed police tactics.
Corporal Justin Wheetley of the Missouri State Highway Patrol last night blamed “outsiders” for the mayhem, with KMOV reporting that the trouble was, “stirred up by influences from outside of Ferguson.”
Radio host Dave Hodges also claims to have spoken to a source from within the Department of Homeland Security who told him that violent rioting and looting, “was encouraged and exacerbated by undercover DHS agents posing as members of the Black Panthers.”
“In the past five days I have been contacted, via one of my most trusted sources, a member of DHS, who is opposed to the events and DHS involvement in Ferguson, Missouri. This source stated that DHS is running the Ferguson Police Department and that their actions are designed to antagonize and to provoke the locals to violence. He further stated that he believed that the ultimate goal is to inflame the local citizens to such a point martial law will be declared,” writes Hodges.
Indeed, video footage of a member of the New Black Panthers leading a chant which calls for the death of Darren Wilson, the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, confirms that individuals from the militant group are intent on radicalizing the demonstrators.
Written by Paul Joseph Watson
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