False flag my ass. Video doesn’t lie.
So I guess the guy wearing a Teamsters jacket cutting up the tent to hand it out as souvenirs was a plant, right?
From the official Teamsters blog:
Passage of right-to-work-for-less bills in Michigan were followed by citizens silently linking arms outside the Capitol, a sit-in under the Rotunda and at the Romney office building and widespread concern that a civil war just started in Michigan.
As the bill made its way to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk, citizens who tried to meet with him were met with locked doors. Protesters sat down on the floor inside the Rotunda holding handmade signs that said “Veto.” Rev. Jesse Jackson went to the sit-in and prayed with them.
Photos from Twitter show another sit-in at the Romney building surrounded by uncertain-looking police officers. We hear they were arrested, or that arrests are imminent. Protests remained peaceful, despite an attempt by the Benedict Arnold Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity to claim union “thugs” tore down their heated tent.
Marcy Wheeler at emptywheel points out that a video showing the tent coming down is another false flag from people linked to the late Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing provocateur:
…witnesses say the Americans for Prosperity people were trying to provoke union members to violence, and witnesses reportedly saw AFP people loosening the ropes on the tents so they would come down. And in spite of the fact the place was crawling with cops (shipped in from around the state) who didn’t do see anything amiss. (Cops are as we speak arresting people engaging in civil disobedience at the Romney Building, where the Governor’s office is.)