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TRADE union and political activist “Clint” told a debate on spycops that he never used to believe “conspiracy theories” about undercover cops and blacklisting — until experiencing it.
After fellow political activist “Marco Jenkins” was revealed as a spycop, he had to reconsider his view, he told attendees to the Are We Living in a Police State? meeting at Merthyr Rising.
Former construction health & safety rep Dave Smith was similarly sceptical until Building Workers Safety Campaign secretary Mark Cassidy was outed as a police spy.
Mr Smith highlighted standard BBC journalists’ references to secret police, agents provocateurs and spying on dissidents when reporting from “countries we don’t sell arms to.”
He had been taken aback to discover how many police were involved in dishonest intimate and family relations with unsuspecting women activists.
“If it was one, it would be a scandal, but there are hundreds, and over 1,000 political campaigns were spied on.
“Do we live in a police state? That’s for you to vote on,” he suggested.
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