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Successful operation by hired thugs to discredit anti lockdown protesters in Grafton Street

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | feature author Sunday February 28, 2021 02:17author by Amy Report this post to the editors

The state today has linked anti vax, anti mak, anti lockdown to the words violent and far right and made it stick

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If you examine footage & pics carefully
there is no riot just an baton charge against
peaceful protesters with trouble
caused by a few hired thugs
working for the state's agenda

Sat 27th Feb. Today's long planned anti-lockdown protest that was due to take place in Stephens Green was prevented from entering the park because it was closed by the government and all roads leading to it were sealed off by a massive police operation.

Despite the fact there were was an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 who were marching and the vast majority were regular people and were peaceful, the media insists it was a riot and was only attended by thugs. This is the image that they not only want to present but they do present. The only mainstream media images are of lines of cops with smoke from the one firecracker by the lunatic and some discarded litter on the ground.

This report of the protest critically looks at what happened and how the agenda of the government has been cynically served. It is so coincidental that the incident with the firecracker perfectly fitted the narrative they wanted to portray and portray it they did in every report and mention.

How's it is done in Other Countries

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/may/10/g20-policing-agent-provacateurs

G20 police 'used undercover men to incite crowds'

Back in 2009 a British MP demanded an inquiry into Met tactics at a G20 demo because he was there and saw their tactics at work and clearly didn't like what he saw. The report from the Guardian illustrates that those in power will go to any length to push their agenda.

An MP who was involved in last month's G20 protests in London is to call for an investigation into whether the police used agents provocateurs to incite the crowds.

Liberal Democrat Tom Brake says he saw what he believed to be two plain-clothes police officers go through a police cordon after presenting their ID cards.

Brake, who along with hundreds of others was corralled behind police lines near Bank tube station in the City of London on the day of the protests, says he was informed by people in the crowd that the men had been seen to throw bottles at the police and had encouraged others to do the same shortly before they passed through the cordon.

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"When I was in the middle of the crowd, two people came over to me and said, 'There are people over there who we believe are policemen and who have been encouraging the crowd to throw things at the police,'" Brake said. But when the crowd became suspicious of the men and accused them of being police officers, the pair approached the police line and passed through after showing some form of identification.

Brake has produced a draft report of his experiences for the human rights committee, having received written statements from people in the crowd. These include Tony Amos, a photographer who was standing with protesters in the Royal Exchange between 5pm and 6pm. "He [one of the alleged officers] was egging protesters on. It was very noticeable," Amos said. "Then suddenly a protester seemed to identify him as a policeman and turned on him. He ­legged it towards the police line, flashed some ID and they just let him through, no questions asked."

Question: In the video of the thug who fired the firecracker last Saturday. Did they catch him?
Update: Now that the thug has been arrested, has any reporter checked whether he really is who they say he is. Does he live at that address, for how long. Who was the person that lit the firecracker for him? The whole thing is reminiscent of a lone gunman scenario. It is extremely suspicious.

Sat 27th Feb. Today's long planned anti-lockdown protest that was due to take place in Stephens Green was prevented from entering the park because it was closed by the government and all roads leading to it were sealed off by a massive police operation.

As a result protesters were forced to assemble at the top of Grafton Street. There was a large gathering present with numbers building all the time and then suddenly out of the blue a small group of hired thugs clearly working closely with the state moved to the front. The Garda who moments later charged the crowd had been positioned in place just before. Then a lone thug at very short range fired multiple shots of some kind of firecracker directly at the Garda.

The widespread video footage seems to show this was actually a blank. Either way it was utterly senseless. Nevertheless while thugs are considered to be idiotic and dumb, they are not dumb enough to walk up at such close range to a line of Garda and do such a thing UNLESS they know that they will either not be caught, will be okay if caught or are simply working as part of an undercover operation to criminalise and discredit in the public's mind, all and any who are against lockdowns.

It is noteworthy on the six o'clock news that the Taoiseach ticked all the boxes when he said these people protesting were

  • anti vaxers
  • anti mask
  • anti lockdown
And linked them to the words: violence and far-right.

It was a bulls eye. And if you listen to the language around this, you can detect an agenda to introduce repressive legalisation to further criminalise protest. It is noteworthy the way they tried to claim this was against all the people and all the work done over the last year. In other words any continuing lockdown is because of these people. This is what the media are trying to imply. It is a way to shift all the anger and frustration in the population onto a nominated hate group. The government were clearly saying all these people were responsible when they were not and that they didn't deserve any fair treatment. This is a kin to dehumanizing them and then you can apply dehumanized treatment. This is where it is going.

The state and the media played an absolute blinder this afternoon with this carefully planned and orchestrated attack. It was noteworthy how they labelled ALL of the people (and not just their hired thugs) as irresponsible even though this is not the case. The entire media has presented this as a riot. Yet if you watch any of the videos or observe in the pictures here, you will see that a lone hired thug fires the shot whilst everyone all around is oblivious as to what he was about to do and are simply standing there peacefully. Then in reaction to the shot the police attack. It can be seen they give up pursuit of him quickly and turn on the peaceful crowd. The definition of a riot is that the rioters are attacking and causing general mayhem. You will see that protesters -except the very few hired thugs -are NOT attacking but fleeing from the Garda batons like any rational person would. But the media just keep repeating it is a riot. It is not. It is a carefully planned black operation played out purely for the cameras and to manipulate public opinion and keep the police state intact and eliminate all dissent. In the videos you can hear multiple small explosions which is the firecracker left on the ground, going off.

So if you look again, you will see that the vast majority of the people present -except for the hired thugs, were regular people peacefully protesting.

The point of emphasizing the 23 arrests is to try imply that the number of trouble makers was not just one or two but made up most of the crowd. It was suggested by eye-witnesses at the protest that the small group of thugs were possibly football hooligans from the North because of their ascents, who had been bused down from the North with promises of a fight. People may not be aware that there is a long history with nearly every country of both the far right and far left being infiltrated by state actors and agents. Yet again, it cannot be stressed enough that these people were not in any way representative of the people at the protest and they purely served the agenda of the media and state. Nothing more and nothing less. The news this evening stated that the Garda broke up the protest. In fact they baton charged a segment people down Grafton street but their remained a relatively large and peaceful crowd at the top of Grafton Street and Stephen's Green center for well over one hour after with a line a Garda across the stop and no attempt was made by the Garda to move them and the protest was allowed to continue. The reason is because several million will have watched the news and be unaware of this and there was no pressing need by the Garda to move these people since the day's work and sooup was already complete.

The Left in Ireland has spent the past 12 months claiming that anyone who is against vaccination, masks or lockdowns are members of the far right. They have relentlessly labelled all these people as far right. This is simply not the case. But it works and serves the state's agenda perfectly and is highly effective at shutting down critical thought and debate. That is not to say the far right do not exist. They do and probably some have even attended protests but it is dis-ingenious to pretend that they make up more than a tiny minority. However the Left are standing on the wrong side of history and it is regrettable that they clearly do not stand up for liberty, personal freedoms, the right to protest, the right to control your own health and that they have deep seated authoritarian tendencies as they have criticized the lockdowns for being not severe nor long enough. They are cynically pretending they are for "workers" health, yet act as total shrills for the capitalistic and utterly corrupt pharmaceutical industry. It would seem that they think capitalism is on its knees and by pushing for longer lockdowns they can somehow break it's back and usher in a new system. What they don't realize is that the global billionaire oligarch class are firmly in control with a huge help from Big Tech and they are being played like fiddles by them.. Yet the Left demands unrealistic zero Covid strategy which has all the hallmarks of depending on even worse and tighter restrictions that are alarmingly close to the excesses of the Soviet Union. The Left spent the last 30 years trying to convince us they have purged all those destructive, authoritarian and repressive tendencies of the past but alas listening to their remedies, they are still there. The government is no better though. But make no mistake, the right are pretending what we are witnessing is communism. It isn't. It is global corporate right wing fascism. Their goal is clearly to discredit any and all Left wing ideas in the process.

What is happening is that as everyone knows these lockdowns are global and over the past year, these lockdowns and so called surges in cases have occurred often on the same day in multiple countries which demonstrates co-ordination. Yet it would be impossible for a disease surge to be so synchronized. The people behind the political system are going for broke to bring in a global level, a police state and are pulling out all the stops. Most of the people in the system, like the politicians, medical bureaucrats and so on are either spineless, careerists, people with big egos, watching their backs, scared, naive or downright dishonest and or are just going along with this, especially since the whole thing now has this massive momentum. If the public at large were to accept and take on board that they have been lied to and manipulated for the past year, the entire political, media, medical and much of the scientific establishment would be completely discredited. This cannot happen and all the stops will be pulled out to prevent this happening. People have got to realize that leaders of countries have regularly fought wars where millions die to achieve their particular goals. A global police state run by the most powerful people in the world is the biggest prize in history and now that they are fully committed to this task, if necessary any and all tactics will be used.

The actual problem we have and it is evidenced by the angry and verbally violent response of many is that many people deep down at the unconscious level know that we are entering the jaws of a police state and they mentally do not want to entertain that thought and simply cannot go there because they inherently know it could lead to their own mental breakdown. And so their own mind blocks its out, not just passively but angrily. The anger is in response to the deep deep anxiety and the fact that they will not allow themselves to wake up to the reality. Besides it is difficult for most people to not only accept they got it wrong but badly wrong. It would be seen as a huge attack on their own ego and intelligence so they double down harder believing the lie. Their other terror is the fear of being social ostracized if they switch, given they may have vehemently themselves ostracised others for the past year. If people simply read what has been printed they could easily see the gaping holes, manipulation and lies.

The reason for the orchestrated violence took place today is interesting because the state could not let this protest go ahead because their own research highly likely indicated relatively big numbers were going to show up and it could have been the turning point and so they not only ran scared and closed St Stephens Green but all the roads approaching it and it was imperative that they had to discredit the entire movement. The danger for them is that once it gets to a certain critical size, then all credibility in them could collapse and they would be exposed. Think about the entire political class would be rocked to the core. It is inconceivable that the truth would now be allowed to hold sway.

Just a few days ago the Taoiseach said -paraphrasing, that parents should not congregate outside schools and children should not go on play dates.

Had someone told you two years ago this is what the leader of the country would be announcing to the nation, it would have been seen as bizarre. Yet this is the level we are at and what our political system amounts to at this stage.

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Top of Grafton Street one hour after the non-riot. RTE news claimed protest was broken up. They were left there because the work of the provocateurs was done
Top of Grafton Street one hour after the non-riot. RTE news claimed protest was broken up. They were left there because the work of the provocateurs was done

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author by seanpublication date Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Next up is

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author by Ben's fanpublication date Mon Mar 01, 2021 19:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There was even more at the protest last Saturday than initially realized and it is estimated up to 5,000. Therefore the decision to deploy hundreds of Garda and close St Stephen's Green shows the extent of the government's fear of the tide turning against them.

Good coverage over at https://gript.ie/watch-clashes-dominate-headlines-but-thousands-protest-peacefully-in-dublin/

And video coverage of people marching down. Panning shows many thousands.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1365783809342513160

https://twitter.com/i/status/1365785030476374019

Does these ladies look like the Far-Right as the Left keeps saying. No. The leaders of the Left don't want the Left base to join the protests too.
Does these ladies look like the Far-Right as the Left keeps saying. No. The leaders of the Left don't want the Left base to join the protests too.

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Related Link: https://gript.ie/watch-clashes-dominate-headlines-but-thousands-protest-peacefully-in-dublin/
author by Ben fanpublication date Mon Mar 01, 2021 19:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More pics and screenshots from twitter feed

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author by Amypublication date Mon Mar 01, 2021 22:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors

They have our interests at heart

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