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These groups seem to be related to the Ultras and ACAB movements, which those of you in Europe may be familiar with, but it isn't clear whether these folks are anarchist in the same sense that we have them here in the US or not.

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Many of the actions described on Friday appeared to hew to a script that has become familiar over the past two years, but some in the crowds of protesters appeared to be using new tactics, dressing from head to toe in black, covering their faces with bandannas or kerchiefs and brandishing black flags as they skirmished with security forces.

“Asked one of them who they are they said we don’t talk to media but we are black bloc,” wrote ‏the British-Egyptian journalist Sarah Carr, adding that a member of the group had “mentioned anarchism.”

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Originally posted to AoT on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:22 AM PST.

Also republished by Occupy Wall Street.

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