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FBI at war protest

This photo was taken by yours truly at the World Can't Wait protest last November in Arvada, Colorado.  I apologize for the photo quality - all I had on me at the time was a crappy cell-phone camera, and the light from the setting sun created the silhouette effect.  The story is that when we saw the pictured gentlemen on the roof of the Costco across the street, pointing cameras at us, one of the protest organizers called the Costco, told them "Did you know you have people on your roof?" and the employee told them "We're not supposed to tell you, but they're FBI."  Your tax dollars at work...

We've all heard the stories about protests being photographed, people getting interrogated, groups being infiltrated by undercover agents and informers.  But this is the first time I've seen it first-hand.  It is a bit unnerving.

And we've all heard of COINTELPRO.  The FBI spied on anti-war and civil-rights activists back in the 60's and 70's, and moved on to acting as agents-provacateur, attempting to blackmail Martin Luther King Jr. into committing suicide, and so on.

I'm sure that there are people in the government reading Kos as we speak, to keep tabs on us.  I'm not entirely sure how to react.

Originally posted to meldroc on Sat Jul 07, 2007 at 11:46 PM PDT.

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