Black Bloc


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Black Bloc

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Black Block

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an informal grouping of militant, mainly anarchist, protesters who act together during anti-capitalism, anti-war, etc, protests, often wearing black hoods and black clothing
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The meet-up point for the black bloc was Liberty Plaza, which later would be renamed Zuccotti Park and become home to the Occupy Wall Street movement.
It argues that the use of violence always takes place in an ethical and strategic context and offers a complete revision to include the latest Black Bloc actions in Greece, Germany and beyond.
Initially the supporters group of Australian club Western Sydney Wanderers, The Red and Black Bloc, performed it in the 80th minute of matches to represent the first football match played in western Sydney in 1880.
Such Black Bloc protesters have frequently squared off against police in several Brazilian cities in the past year, as a drumbeat of anti-government demonstrations have continued since a massive wave of protests hit Brazil last year.
16, O Estado de Sao Paulo, another daily, published a long write-up about a young man named Pedro, an encapuchado (hooded demonstrator) and supposed student who claims to be part of the Black Bloc, a miniscule direct-action group pushing rightwing interests.
The Misdemeanour Court found Sherif Al Serafi, the founder of Egypt's Black Bloc, a masked anti-regime group that emerged last year, of leading an attack in November on the cenotaph set up by the military-backed government in Tahrir, the epicentre of massive protests that forced president Hosni Mubarak out of power in early 2011.
Anarchist movement Black Bloc have warned that they will try to interrupt proceedings during the World Cup, and security is tight around the plush Costa do Sauipe resort where the draw is taking place on Friday.
Since the start of the demonstration the presence of Black Bloc members, who screamed at police and tried to get them to react violently, was noticed," city police said in a statement.
But it was hijacked by the country's Black Bloc militant group, who swarmed into the streets to attack police.
A demonstrator from the group called Black Bloc throws a taxi sign at military policemen during a protest against Sao Paulo State Governor Geraldo Alckmin, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The Sao Paulo protest was called by the anarchist group Black Bloc.
Summary: AFTER 45 days of detention, the Supreme State Security Prosecutor Hisham el-Qarmouti ordered early this week the release of eight detainees accused of being members of the Black Bloc group.