Unknown undercover agents incite violence, pull guns on protesters in Oakland

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Things are heating up all over the country with protests against police abuse and demonstrators remembering Eric Garner and Mike Brown. In Oakland, California,  last night a crowd of protesters witnessed two suspicious looking men observing members of the press and people taking pictures. According to witnesses the men had their face covered with bandannas and were encouraging people in the crowd to become violent. One protester stated that they were undercover cops and pulled off the bandanna of one of the men. What followed next was a frighting encounter, as both men pulled guns and began to arrest people.

 

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According to the Oakland Police Department, the men were not Oakland police but were from another unknown agency.  Lt. Chris Bolton of the Oakland Police Dept tweeted the following messages to the public:

 

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Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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