Time to get your popcorn or a cup of coffee and be prepared to be shocked, and then later enlightened.
Firstly we’d like to thank the brave souls who are attending these protests, your movement is growing exponentially, possibly faster than Dictator Dan Andrews megalomania.
An Agent Provocateur is a person who attempts to create trouble in a protest. Some are police or other government agents , some are counter protestors, some are just mentally ill, some are more than one category. Police and governments have long used infiltrators to gain information, misdirect, betray or entrap protestors and their protest groups.
In the above video what we most likely witnessed was a sneaky but brazen attempt from a police officer to direct a snatch squad but attempt to remain hidden in plain sight at the same time. His actions are only really obvious for 10 seconds and then he is gone. Even after this is not immediately obvious what happened.
So how does one spot an agent provocateur or undercover cop?
There are many ways.
Talk to them see what they know about the issues you care about, mostly they have only a superficial understanding, completely incorrect ideas or none at all. Be sure to lecture them and correct them, who knows they might actually change sides while they are listening to you. They can’t be doing damage in other places while listening to you. Some AP’s refuse to listen to the issues, a real red flag.
Their back story, where do they live what do/did they do for a living? Where did they go to school? who else to they know at the protest. Have they protested before? Does their story stack up? Cross reference it with other people.
What they are wearing. Cops have a very specific way of dressing even when undercover. They have a uniform attitude which really stands out. pay close attention to the shoes, cops seem to really love those hard wearing durable leather shoes.
Who do they know. AP’s often work in teams and occasionally will talk to each other, but you’ll notice those two people seem to have nothing in common. AP’s have a secret diffuse network of other AP’s who have little in common and they seem to refuse to ever meet in a groups in the presence of other protestors.
They cause trouble. AP’s start arguments, they want to know who is friends with whom and then attempt to break up friendships by starting arguments and spreading poisonous rumors and allegations. AP’s usually want to understand the hierarchy of a protest group and either ‘white ant’ the leadership or insert themselves into it. They are always interested in future plans.
But you can learn more on the subject of Agent Provocateurs with a web search.