Monday, December 22, 2014

Video: Infiltration of a Demonstration Organized by the Political Opposition in Honduras

This is a video created by Honduran journalist Cesar Silva that was circulated a few months ago. I'm reposting it because it characterizes not just the gathering or march where the video footage was taken, but the infiltration and counterinsurgency tactics used in demonstrations by state security forces and/or unknown individuals in Honduras. Its also a tactic used in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

In the Honduran context where being identified with a particular movement can lead to political assassinations, death threats, death squad killings, and criminalization, infiltration as depicted in this video, is quite frightening. It contributes to collective paranoia, fear, and terror whenever anyone decides to join a protest and/or publicly declare their support for the political opposition.

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