Vancouver Olympics

Posted on December 31, 2012


Even though Vancouver protestors had agreed to a diversity of tactics in advance, many liberals subsequently denounced the Black Bloc for property destruction, subsequently accusing them of being racist, sexist, and infiltrated by the cops. Harsha Walia, of No One is Illegal, took apart these accusations one by one in a subsequent debate. Here is what she had to say about the infiltration accusation: “There is this idea, relating to anonymity, that the bloc is more susceptible to provocateurs. The entire movement is susceptible to police provocateurs. The actual police provocateurs that were ousted on February 12th were posing as journalists, not the black bloc. Another very clear example of this is what happened in Montebello when police provocateurs did present themselves as the black block, they were first outed by the black block themselves.”