On April 1, Occupy DC and the Anarchist Alliance marched on a variety of
corporate targets downtown. Stops included ALEC, Bloomfield
Properties("owner" of Zucotti Square), Monsanto, and many others.
The Anarchist Alliance organized a Black Bloc for this march, in part as
a training exercise for upcoming protests at the IMF meetings and
subsequently on Mayday and therafter (G8/NATO/DNC/RNC), for which a nationwide general strike is planned
by Occupy groups.
Since this bloc was for solidarity and for training, the "payload"
action of the Bloc was something simple and not technically illegal:
chalking slogans on the street.
Autonomy and diversity of tactics being what they are, someone managed
to take things to the next level at Monsanto, with slogans chalked on
the side of their headquarters. Shortly therafter, cops arrested one
person. The Bloc swarmed the cops but wasn't fast enough(this time) to
achieve a sucessful unarrest.
The person arrested was out two hours later, by which time the chalk on
the building had long been washed away. No word if the person arrested
had anything to do with the chalking, of course.
In: Other News
Tags: Occupy DC, Monsanto, Anarchy, anarchism, black bloc
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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