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  •  I don't support violence nor all of the BB tactics (0+ / 0-)

    I do not know who those destructive people were. They could have been BB, punks, or BB posers. I pointed out if it was BB tactics then they are not protecting protesters rather putting them in harms way.

    I wanted to reply to the diarist that I am open minded enough to consider that some BB tactics could have a purpose in the protest/Occupy movement opposed to the harsh blanket responses from the earlier responders.

    My thoughts may not seem clear. Probably for the reason that I really don't know much about it other than a few hours online watching conversations/debates within the Occupy movement and of course the biased media's take on it.

    I'll just leave it at that. I'm not interested in taking a position one way or another. I'm here to listen and respect the diarist's personal observation with an open mind. Direct your anger somewhere else please.

    •  Appreciated, (0+ / 0-)

      very much appreciated. I think my intention was to begin the discussion of how anonymity and fluid organizing can help us retain the radical element, and yet move forward together as a movement. Whether the peaceful like it or not, people will bloc up to protect their identities for various reasons, I think our questions should be about how that tactic could be used for our future.

      I think I clearly advocated a defensive blackbloc that protects people, demonstrators and everyone else.

      Thing is, in Chicago, police were not just attacking blackbloc, they indiscriminately attacked women, and smaller participants, as well as journalists.

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