THE REAL CAUSE OF THE ANTI-GLOBALISATION RIOTS
AGENT PROVOCATEURS AND THE MINDLESS PRATS
WHO FOLLOW THEIR LEAD.
REPORTERS IN SPAIN SEE IT FOR THEMSELVES.
By David Icke
I came across this news report today, which presents yet more clear and unmistakable evidence of how the anti-globalisation riots are orchestrated by the very forces that are imposing globalisation on the world. It's another problem-reaction-solution. I have highlighted the most relevant paragraphs.
Anti-Globalization Protesters Charged
By KERNAN TURNER .c The Associated Press
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Riot police charged anti-globalization protesters gathered in a city park on Sunday following a midday march down a main boulevard. At least 32 people were slightly injured and 19 were arrested.
Thousands of screaming demonstrators, some with small children, fled in panic as the police pushed into the crowd behind shields, wielding nightsticks and firing blanks.
``We raised our arms and shouted, 'Peace, Peace,' but they just kept coming,'' said a woman who identified herself as Yolanda.
The march along Passeig de Gracia and rally at the Plaza de Cataluna - along with other weekend activities - were organized to coincide with a World Bank meeting originally scheduled for this week. Officials canceled the meeting last week to avoid violent protests that have marred similar meetings over the past two years.
The march was largely peaceful, but store windows were broken along the route, among them a Burger King restaurant and a Swatch store. Small groups of men and women taunted riot police.
Thousands of other demonstrators joined the protesters at the park following the march. They had been listening to speakers and chanting slogans when the police swept through the plaza.
``Police provoked the fight. They were part of it,'' said Ada Colau, a spokeswoman for the Campaign Against the World Bank, one of the protest organizations.
Municipal Assemblywoman Roser Veciana promised a local investigation.
Jordi Pedret, a Socialist Party member of the national Parliament, said he had been informed that police undercover agents threw rocks through store windows and then arrested protesters. Pedret said he would call for a formal investigation by the Interior Ministry.
Protesters said the police staged a fight on the edge of the demonstration in order to draw in protesters and use the fight as a pretext to charge the crowd. A second charge emptied the park within minutes.
Reporters saw a group of men and women in masks gathered on the fringes of the demonstration in the park. Some wore earphones, and though carrying sticks they were able to walk freely past police, pull on their masks and position themselves between police and protesters.
One man in the group grabbed another and pulled him to the ground, and other members of the group began kicking and slugging each other.
When demonstrators saw what was going on and joined the fight, the police charged into the park. The masked men and women involved in the scuffle walked through the police line and boarded vans.
A reporter asked one of them if they were police. He at first said yes, and then said no, before walking by police to the vans.
Police officials said they knew nothing of the alleged instigation.
State television said 19 people were arrested, and the news agency Efe quoted emergency medical services as saying 32 people were slightly injured.
Anti-globalization activists from a potpourri of organizations have been showing up at summits of the World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, institutions they claim widen the gap between rich and poor.
Some protests resulted in violent clashes with the police, most recently at the European Summit held in Goteborg, Sweden, this month, when several people were wounded by gunshots fired by the police.