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Police and G20 activists both look bad as more details from OPP undercover operation are revealed

Apparently, the cop shop knew G20 protesters planned to commit acts of vandalism—the Toronto Star reports in no uncertain terms that it was so. Undercover officer Brenda Carey taped an activist group’s final meeting before the international summit, at which organizers discussed “smashy smashy”—yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like—as well as seeking cover from police amid peaceful protesters. Of course, nobody comes out of this looking particularly good. The police appear to have spent a whack of dollars to find out that bad stuff was going to happen, and then let it happen anyway, while the protesters’ “smashy smashy” obsession doesn’t exactly sound like the most mature, or effective, form of resistance. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »

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