The most notorious aspect of Antifa, apart from its violence, is its Black Bloc
side, the underground members who dress in black, cover their faces, and carry out collective "direct action" (often criminal activities) as coordinated units.
Members of antifa typically wear all black, calling themselves the black bloc
, and wear masks.
Those who didn't make a career out of squatting houses or being a member of the Black Bloc
went the way of a self-made man: built by oneself and marketed by oneself until achieving (economic) independence.
Distintas corrientes anarquistas, como los Black Bloc
y los Antifa--jovenes antifascistas que suelen enfrentar fisicamente a activistas de la ultraderecha--lograron infiltrarse en la marcha liderada por la CGT, rebasando al servicio de seguridad de los sindicalistas.
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.
Whether the group, the Black Bloc
, was responsible or not, it is the first time a soccer-related group claims responsibility for an act of political violence and reflects a trend towards radicalization among politicized football fans.
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.
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.