Press Pass: Questions about 'outside agitators'

Jun 2, 2020

Following Saturday's protest at Niagara Square and the ensuing vandalism, officials in a variety of government capacities blamed the unrest on the presence of "outside agitators," non-locals whose sole intent was to create tension and violence. The dialogue prompted Jim Heaney to pen a column at Investigative Post which took exception with the claims. Heaney believes the term was used to steer the community conversation away from how local government has failed to combat the city's structural racism.