What happens when undercover police join a march against police violence

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What happens when undercover police join a march against police violence

This week in Oakland, California, demonstrators have taken to the streets on consecutive nights to protest against two separate US grand jury decisions not to prosecute white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

On Wednesday night around 100 people marched against police violence when, according to reports, two members of the protest began inciting them to, um, be violent. ::::http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-happens-when-undercover-police-join-a-march-against-police-violence–xk1MR4Rftg

However, some members of the crowd realised the two men wearing scarves over their faces weren’t all they seemed and accused them of being undercover police officers.

At this point the two men did identify themselves as plainclothes members of the California Highway Patrol. :::::http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/what-happens-when-undercover-police-join-a-march-against-police-violence–xk1MR4Rftg

Oakland

That force’s chief, Avery Browne, said that the two detectives – there to gather intelligence and nothing more – were surrounded by up to 50…

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