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(7,178 posts)
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:47 PM Jan 2017

Violent protesters MASKED!!!??? at the Inauguration! False Flag?

Donald Trump inauguration protests: Violence breaks out as protesters smash windows and clash with p

Source: The Independent

Disorder has broken out in Washington DC amid tight security ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration.

A group of masked protesters, some carrying flags bearing the anarchist symbol, were filmed smashing windows, running through the streets and clashing with police.

One man dressed in black smashed the window of a McDonald's with a hammer, while others tipped over bins around an hour before the start of Mr Trump's ceremony.


Police responded with tear gas, pepper spray, stun grenades and water cannon to disperse the protesters, who fled away from lines of officers.

Several people were arrested, including a reporter covering the protests for Russia Today, who had been broadcasting live from within a crowd of protesters.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-inauguration-protests-riots-vandalism-windows-demonstration-violence-police-washington-a7537836.html

Absolutely false flag operation


Running away instead of standing for arrest

Unprovoked violence

Reporter on the scene ready to record violence.


there was no identifiable group or organization leading the so-called protest

smells too much like a false flag operation...


we know that that similar scams were broken up before the inauguration ...


Violent protesters MASKED!!!??? at the Inauguration! False Flag? (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 OP
No Fear. n/t Ellipsis Jan 2017 #1
Please do not let anarchists lead you in protests. MineralMan Jan 2017 #2
Did I mention that they were MASKED? Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #3
Yes, you did. MineralMan Jan 2017 #6
They seem like the WTO types to me. Here in Seattle we can spot their tactics a mile away. Nt NWCorona Jan 2017 #28
Amazing that Russia Today knew exactly where to be. FSogol Jan 2017 #4
Right? herding cats Jan 2017 #12
+1 uponit7771 Jan 2017 #13
Black Bloc anarchists. they show up at every protest and ruin it. octoberlib Jan 2017 #5
this eShirl Jan 2017 #15
Exactly. Wouldnt be surprised if they had busterbrown Jan 2017 #7
Exactly back at you!!!!! Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #8
From Wikipedia octoberlib Jan 2017 #9
Yes and...They could also be Trump/GOP BOUGHT! Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #11
*could* be ?? ;-) Bonx Jan 2017 #22
Sounds like standard Black Bloc action Cal Carpenter Jan 2017 #10
Trump's strategy to block Women's March. O'Keefe found anarchists to take Trump's money. blm Jan 2017 #14
yes about 20 in full black and masked, no signs, not speaking- doing 100% of 'violence' Sunlei Jan 2017 #16
Yep! yep! yep! Moving like scurrying cockroaches! Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #17
very organised. one of them has some rock and walks past windows and breaks 5 fast. Sunlei Jan 2017 #18
Probably the usual anarchist crowd that attends every protest. alarimer Jan 2017 #19
This. We have plenty to be paranoid about Idoru Jan 2017 #20
I posted about this early today and cyclonefence Jan 2017 #21
The black bloc anarchists shownup at every big protest, esp dionysus Jan 2017 #32
got it--thanks n/t cyclonefence Jan 2017 #36
Did they have russian accents? DiverDave Jan 2017 #23
Probably not... 2naSalit Jan 2017 #34
These must be those protesters getting paid $3500 needledriver Jan 2017 #24
The Undercurrent caught O'Keefe: Ilsa Jan 2017 #25
Yes, I smell an O'Keefe rat! Madam45for2923 Jan 2017 #26
He's not smart enough to pull off 2naSalit Jan 2017 #35
Just dopey anarchists with no respect. Oneironaut Jan 2017 #27
They show up at every protest in countries the world over. SamKnause Jan 2017 #29
Yep JustAnotherGen Jan 2017 #30
Nope. Black bloc anarchists, they've been around forever. Nt dionysus Jan 2017 #31
Yep! Buckeye_Democrat Jan 2017 #33


(145,871 posts)
2. Please do not let anarchists lead you in protests.
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:49 PM
Jan 2017

They do not share your goals. If there are anarchists at the front of the line, find another protest group. Slip out the back and reassemble where the anarchists are not.

This is very dangerous, especially today in DC. Don't risk your life or safety for anarchists. If you see them leading the way, go somewhere else.


(145,871 posts)
6. Yes, you did.
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:51 PM
Jan 2017

Genuine protesters protest as themselves. Masked people are not being honest. They may be the goats leading the rest of the crowd into the abattoir.

herding cats

(19,407 posts)
12. Right?
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:55 PM
Jan 2017

When I posted this in LBN I had to do some snipping to make sure and get that in the OP. How stupid do they think we are?


(14,971 posts)
9. From Wikipedia
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:53 PM
Jan 2017

A black bloc is a tactic for protests and marches where individuals wear black clothing, scarves, sunglasses, ski masks, motorcycle helmets with padding, or other face-concealing and face-protecting items.[1][2] The clothing is used to conceal marchers' identities and hinder criminal prosecution, by making it difficult to distinguish between participants. It is also used to protect their faces and eyes from items such as pepper-spray which law enforcement often uses to stun. The tactic allows the group to appear as one large unified mass, and promotes solidarity.[3] Black bloc participants are often associated with anarchism.

The tactic was developed in the 1980s in the European autonomist movement's protests against squatter evictions, nuclear power and restrictions on abortion among other things.[1] Black blocs gained broader media attention outside Europe during the 1999 Seattle WTO protests, when a black bloc damaged property of GAP, Starbucks, Old Navy, and other multinational retail locations in downtown Seattle.[1]


Cal Carpenter

(4,959 posts)
10. Sounds like standard Black Bloc action
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:54 PM
Jan 2017

I think they can generally be assumed to have some infiltrators among them, and instigators too. But this is not new or unusual and I would be reluctant to call it 'false flag'. If you are at protests and see a bunch of mostly young dudes in mostly all black with their faces covered, don't follow them.

(edited out my last sentence because I overstated my opinion and need to think harder about what I really mean)


(112,378 posts)
14. Trump's strategy to block Women's March. O'Keefe found anarchists to take Trump's money.
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:57 PM
Jan 2017

Real activists turned down O'Keefes money.


(22,651 posts)
16. yes about 20 in full black and masked, no signs, not speaking- doing 100% of 'violence'
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:59 PM
Jan 2017

kept watching each other and a couple guys carrying quality cameras recording.


(22,651 posts)
18. very organised. one of them has some rock and walks past windows and breaks 5 fast.
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:14 PM
Jan 2017

Then keeps walking and police watch him do it, let him walk away.


(167 posts)
20. This. We have plenty to be paranoid about
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:22 PM
Jan 2017

No need to flip out over the anarchists that everyone knew would be there starting shit. They will be totally out of place tomorrow.


(4,420 posts)
21. I posted about this early today and
Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:24 PM
Jan 2017

was unsure whether I thought this was a false flag operation because the protesters seemed too willing to be abused by the cops *not* to believe in what they were doing. But now, thinking about it, I'm convinced this was a fake demonstration orchestrated by RW forces, mostly because of the window-breaking. What the hell was *that* about, if not to turn public opinion against the protesters. No Demo goal seemed involved in the demonstration, and the fact that they all dressed alike seems fishy to me, too.


(81,700 posts)
35. He's not smart enough to pull off
Sat Jan 21, 2017, 11:45 AM
Jan 2017

a continued game plan like this group of characters who show up at nearly every peaceful event, and never forget that Erik Prince is lurking somewhere in the swamp.


(5,157 posts)
27. Just dopey anarchists with no respect.
Sat Jan 21, 2017, 10:30 AM
Jan 2017

They think they're cool with the bandana over their mouth and their black clothing. Go home to mommy, little boys.


(12,903 posts)
29. They show up at every protest in countries the world over.
Sat Jan 21, 2017, 10:36 AM
Jan 2017

It is disgraceful that our politicians have not caught on to their tricks.

Perhaps they have and they don't believe in protest.

Instead our politicians lump all protesters together and chastise them as violent.

It was rampant during OWS.

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