OTTAWA, July 23 /CNW Telbec/ - The Union leader who busted the "agents provocateurs" operation at the Montebello summit has taken new steps to unmask the men who gave the orders.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP) will argue a motion Monday, July 26, 2010, to give union president Dave Coles standing at the Quebec Police Ethics Committee. The Committee is investigating the police operation at the "Security and Prosperity Partnership" summit at Montebello, Québec in 2007.
During the SPP summit, Coles singled out three masked men dressed in black with police issue boots. One had a rock in his hand. Coles charged they were police officers bent on stirring up violence.
The incident has been viewed on You Tube over half a million times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1-WTc1kow.
After initially denying that they were police, the SQ confirmed that the three masked men were SQ officers. Now the union is fighting to find out who gave their orders.
"This is important because we suspect that a similar police operation was used against demonstrators at the recent G20 Summit in Toronto. If we find out who gave the orders at Montebello, it may give us asmoking gun for who issued the orders in Toronto," says Coles.
The Police Ethics Committee will hear the motion on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 9:30 am in Montreal, at 500 René-Levesque West, 6th Floor.
SOURCE Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada
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