Daily Kos: Conservative Magazine Brags of its Agent Provacateur’s Role in Provoking Police Action in D.C.

The American Spectator admits to being involved in the precipitation of violence at the Air and Space Museum as a means of discrediting the Occupy Movement.

It has been openly reporting about its “plants” among the protesters and their actions to get certain things to occur. �Included in this, today, was the presence – and central role played by – of Patrick Howley, its Assistant Editor, in sparking the police reaction and violence.

Standoff in D.C.

The American Spectator admits to being involved in the precipitation of violence at the Air and Space Museum as a means of discrediting the Occupy Movement. It has been openly reporting about its “plants” among the protesters and their actions to get certain things to occur. �Included in this, today, was the presence – and central role played by – of Patrick Howley, its Assistant Editor, in sparking the police reaction and violence.

� �Standoff in D.C.

� � By Patrick Howley on 10.8.11 @ 6:24PM

� � American Spectator reporter pepper-sprayed at Washington protest.

� � The fastest-running protesters charged up the steps of Washington’s National Air and Space Museum Saturday afternoon to infiltrate the building and hang banners on the “shameful” exhibits promoting American imperialism. As the white-uniformed security guards hurried to physically block the entrances, only a select few — myself included — kept charging forward.

Mr. Howley’s adventure led to his being pepper-sprayesd as well as being the only protester to make it into the museum.

� �Under a cloud of pepper spray I forced myself into the doors and sprinted blindly across the floor of the Air and Space Museum, drawing the attention of hundreds of stunned khaki-clad tourists (some of whom began snapping off disposable-camera portraits of me). I strained to glance behind me at the dozens of protesters I was sure were backing me up, and then I got hit again, this time with a cold realization: I was the only one who had made it through the doors. As two guards pointed at me and started running, I dodged a circle of gawking old housewives and bolted upstairs.

Mr. Howley make it out of the museum again, after taking actions that he planned to blame on others. Yet he finds this a source of pride.

� �”The museum is now closed!” screamed one of the guards as alarms sounded. “Everyone make your way to the exits immediately!” Using my jacket to cover my face — which I could feel swelling to Elephant Man proportions — I ducked through the confused tourists and raced out the exit. “Hey, you!” shouted a female guard reaching for my arm. “Get back here!” But I was already down the steps and out of sight.

Patrick Howley is an assistant editor at The American Spectator. It is clear that there was more to the escalation of that incident into police violence than the presence of Occupation supporters. �it appears that its opponents, with a clearly stated agenda to disrupt and discredit it, were centrally involved in what rhey delierately escalated out of control – and now they are on the internet bragging about it.

I believe that this OpEd News photo may have captured Patrick Howley’s presence inside the Air and Space Museum.

Look to his description of events as well as the below photo. �Pay attention to the male in the brown long-sleeve shirt just behind the large male in the black t-shirt.

Is this Patrick Howley in the brown with the camera and in the confrontation with the officer?

via Daily Kos: Conservative Magazine Brags of its Agent Provacateur’s Role in Provoking Police Action in D.C..

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