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  •  Please don't use such a patronizing tone with me. (2+ / 0-)
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    I'm American.  I know full well what happens at protests in the US.  Now I'm in Italy, and while the police is not quite as repressive in a general sense at protests, they certainly don't have a great track record (see my link to the Diaz film above).

    The Black Bloc is much more of a presence here and much more of a threat to peaceful protest.  I'd rather not see an escalation in violence in the U.S.

    •  Please don't try to encourage Americans (0+ / 0-)

      to irrationally fear one another.

      The police do not brutalize us because of kids breaking a few windows - they do it because they have orders to do it.

      If you want to prevent violence, you have to focus on the people engaging in it.

      Here, the worst that people using Black Bloc tactics do is engage in vandalism.  It's the Cops that are  putting people in the hospital.

      Fearmongering about Molotovs doesn't help de-escalate.

      Your vote is your consent.

      by JesseCW on Fri May 04, 2012 at 07:46:35 AM PDT

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      •  Ok, I can see know that your primary (1+ / 0-)
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        aim in responding to my comments is to lecture me.  So I'm done here.  I'm not fearmongering about molotovs.  I'm telling people here that in Italy the Black Bloc uses, among other things, molotovs, and that's one reason I'm not going to any big public protests.  

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