Friday, May 4, 2012

New Russian method of crowd control

"My producer Yulia and I followed him through the melee, laden down with extra camera kit.
But as we passed from one trade union crowd to the next group, a line of plain clothed men who were walking ahead blocked our path.
Andrey had got through and was forging on ahead so we pleaded with them to let us pass: "We're journalists. We need to be with our cameraman."

But they weren't having any of it. We were to walk at the same speed as the marchers, no faster."

Hm. So the idea is to just keep the marchers marching, and get the thing over with?  That's an interesting method.  So the plain clothes cops control the protest, sort of from the inside.  You keep marching, or else.

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