America is on fire. The murder of George Floyd has sparked protests in major cities throughout the United States, but Twitter is noticing many of those inciting violence, besides the authorities, don’t seem to be actually in line with the cause.
Many have peeped that the people breaking into stores and sparking violence are white, not Black protesters.
In just one example (you can see below), Tay Anderson confronts a white guy he spotted spray painting ACAB (an acronym for “all cops are bastards”). This was during what was supposed to be a peaceful protest in Denver.
So when you see an ACAB or even a BLM (Black Live Matter) you must consider if it’s genuine, or placed there for the sole purpose of “blaming the Black people.”
There is also the reality that many of the people causing a ruckus in these cities, aren’t even local. In New York City, two white women got pinched for hurling Molotov cocktails at a police van in Brooklyn. But the really interesting part is that they’re actually from upstate New York. Both women, who are sisters, are from Catskills, NY which is about a 2-hour drive from Brooklyn.
Another trend is Twitter users warning protesters of the presence of undercover polices officers in the crowds. It is a known tactic but many feel these individuals aren’t trying to look out for any trouble but are there to incite riots.
Basiically, while protesting we must be vigilant. It’s not a conspiracy that there are powerful forces that want to use these uprisings to only make policing harsher.
Check out this thread from Twitter user @Freeyourmindkid detailing what is being seen, and the necessity of keeping your eye on the jig. Peep more keen warnings and observations below.
Beware The Ops: Twitter Spotting Provocateurs Amidst Protesters Across The Nation was originally published on hiphopwired.com
THIS IS HOW YOU HANDLE A SUSPICIOUS WHITE MALE HIJACKING AND ATTEMPTING TO TARNISH THE MOVEMENT pic.twitter.com/qLNZdiCmd4— Shawn in Az🌵 (@ShawnInArizona) June 1, 2020
THIS WAS STAGED! THIS WAS AN OLD COP CAR THAT WAS RANDOMNLY PLACED IN THE ROUTE OF THE PEACEFUL PROTEST IN LA. THIS WAS A STAGED CAR. THEN LIT ON FIRE #BlacklivesMaters #LosAngeles #blm #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/30ZwKuQdLk— Jordan Saint-Pierre (@jordansntpierre) May 30, 2020
YES !! my criminal justice teacher once told us that the NYPD , when undercover, always use a specific color each day to recognize each other so those protesting in the next few days pls keep this in mind and look out for those!! be careful. stay safe. https://t.co/4J4PiL8qrL— sharon ⁷ (@seesawgxn) May 30, 2020
Revealing scene. Black woman trying to restrain young white men from mayhem outside Baltimore City Hall. She says they're placing African Americans at greater risk.— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) May 31, 2020
White guy's response: "They're going to kill you anyway!" https://t.co/aL3hB0lV4i
Pay attention to the graffiti. When you see ACAB spray painted on buildings and cars along with BLM pic.twitter.com/hABtcC72MM— Isaac Hayes III (@IsaacHayes3) May 31, 2020
The protest in Raleigh was completely peaceful. The cops came here to escalate and cause violence. Here is video proof of a cop throwing tear gas into the crowd while they are sitting down. ACAB. pay attention. pic.twitter.com/1AYRXuP2Dh— Emilia (@emiliaa_cox) May 31, 2020
PS/ Federal investigations are ongoing, apparently including at least one intelligence agency, about to what extent any foreign actors (of any vintage) may be involved in anything that is happening right now. I have no opinion on that. I'll read the news like everybody else does.— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) May 31, 2020
10. Who would do that?
14. Easy to tell who didn’t do this.
black people do not call themselves “colored”. 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/bUz4o3wfFS— MADE IN Ⓣokyo 🇯🇵 skr skr ! (@madeintyo) May 31, 2020