"OCCUPY" PROTESTERS LISTED AS DOMESTIC TERRORISTS
by Elite Multimedia
December 6, 2011
Demonstrators characterized in same context as Al-Qaeda, Columbian FARC.
Occupy London demonstrators have been listed as domestic terrorists by the City of London Police, who characterized them in the same context as Al-Qaeda, the Columbian FARC and Belarusian terrorists who bombed the Minsk underground.
"The City of London Police force was facing criticism last night after including the Occupy London demonstration in a letter warning businesses about potential terrorist threats," reports the Independent.
Police admitted the leaflet, entitled, "Terrorism/Extremism Update," was produced by them but claimed it was "poorly worded."
"Activism is not a crime and the desire to participate in democratic decision-making should not be a cause for concern for the police in any free society," said an Occupy London representative.
Previous advertising campaigns by other law enforcement bodies in London educated the public that behavior such as paying with cash, keeping curtains closed, or minding your own business were all signs of potential terrorism.
One radio commercial produced by The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo), was later banned because it smeared law-abiding citizens and could "encourage people to harass or victimise their neighbours and was appealing to people's fear."
As we reported earlier, "Occupy" demonstrators over the pond in Portland staged a march yesterday to protest the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, which under Section 1031 could lead to demonstrators being carted off to detention camps and held without trial.
The Department of Defense is now training its personnel that protest amounts to "low-level terrorism" through tests that DoD staffers are required to take on a yearly basis.
Whether you agree with the grievances of the "Occupy" movement or not, the fact that protest groups are now being designated as domestic terrorists underscores the fact that governments now treat dissent and the exercise of freedoms as a suspicious activity.
Yet weren't we told the terrorists attacked us because they hate our freedoms? It appears as if the terrorists have won.
Terrorism/Extremism update for the
City of London Business Community
CITY OF LONDON
The threat to the UK from
international terrorism is SUBSTANTIAL.
Columbia: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC) killed four of its longest held captives on Saturday during combat with Columbian forces. A fifth hostage allegedly survived after fleeing into the jungle after being held captive for 12 years, in what has been reported as a failed rescue attempt. It is FARC policy to kill prisoners if rescue attempts are made.
Al Qaeda/Pakistan: Al Qaeda has reportedly been holding Warren Weinstein, a 70-year-old American aid worker, hostage to Pakistan for three months. The al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has said in a video that Weinstein would be released only if the U.S. ceases it air strikes on Pakistan and Afghanistan and frees prisoners. The video offered no evidence that the aid worker is still alive.
Belarus: Two men have been sentenced to death for bombing the underground railway in the capital, Minsk, earlier this year. The attack on 11 April killed 15 people and wounded hundreds of others. Dmitry Konovalov, 25, was found guilty of carrying out the explosion and Vladislav Kovalyov, also 25, of assisting in an act of terrorism. They were also found guilty of involvement in three earlier bomb attacks in 2005 and 2006, which together injured more than 100 people.
Occupy London, ongoing
The Occupy London sites at St. Paul's Cathedral and Finsbury Square remain in place with the number of protesters present remaining fairly consistent. The majority of peaceful demonstrators from the St. Paul's camp appear to have moved on to the other camps. Demonstrations originating from the camp have decreased and lacked the support and momentum of earlier actions.
There are now three "Occupations" by activists in or near the City of London. As the worldwide Occupy movement shows no sign of abating, it is likely that activists aspire to identify other locations to occupy, especially those they identify with capitalism. City of London Police has received a number of hostile reconnaissance reports concerning individuals who would fit the anti-capitalist profile.
All are asked to be vigilant regarding suspected reconnaissance, particularly around empty buildings. Any signs of access or new markings should also be reported. You may encounter an increase in persons filming for the purpose of national or activist media. All are reminded that any encounters with suspected activists could be recorded and then uploaded or live-streamed to the internet.
Intelligence suggests that urban explorers are holding a discussion at the Sun Street squat. This may lead to an increase in urban exploration activity at abandoned or high profile sites in the capital.
Suspected hostile reconnaissance should be reported to City of London Police immediately.