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Excellent report of Pittsburgh Anti-G20 black bloc protests

Bb | 26.09.2009 22:16 | Repression | Social Struggles | World

This is on-the-spot reporting just in from the first day of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, which has seen a great deal of spirited resistance and confrontation—perhaps as much as has occurred at any anarchist mobilization in North America in half a decade. This gushy, hastily composed account presents the context, attempts to convey the spirit of the day, and raises a few preliminary questions.

The basic narrative of the day runs thus: The protesters attempt to reach the summit site, but are brutally forced back by police. They eventually turn around and march through Pittsburgh neighborhoods and shopping districts, where the police pursue and attack them. Property destruction intensifies in response to these attacks, and the conflict culminates in a standoff between police and students during which a black bloc destroys a business district.

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  1. Achieving what? — Sens Ible
  2. @Sens Ible — TRA
  3. hmm, wrong use of tactic — oi oi
  4. black bloc = agents provocateurs — Operator
  5. use of violence — citizenoftheworld
  6. black — bloc
  7. Climate Rush and property damage — Mary Leigh