Talk:Black bloc

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Fascist Group[edit]

In some countries it's rather a fascist group.

That's a more recent development, and follows the tendency of new far-right movements to adopt certain forms and tactics from far-left groups. Sindinero (talk) 14:07, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Exagerrated use of "shields and truncheons"[edit]

The lead claims thse in a Black Bloc, "often carry some sort of shields and truncheons." Of the two cites sources, one does not mention either, while the other states:

In response to violent state oppression radical activists developed the tactic of the Black Bloc: they went to protests and marches wearing black motorcycle helmets and ski masks and dressing in uniform black clothing (or, for the most prepared, wearing padding and steel-toed boots and bringing their own shields and truncheons).

Clearly the writer is talking about the minority - i.e. "the most prepared" - so "often" is already looking inappropriate, but more importantly the above text is in the context of events in the early 1980s. I don't believe there is any recent reporting that suggests that the use of "shields and truncheons" is widespread, so I am deleting the reference to them. Nick Cooper (talk) 10:12, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

There's plenty of recent documentary evidence of this. I'll find some references. SteubenGlass (talk) 19:17, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

HerculesRio's edits[edit]

HerculesRio only edits the Black Bloc article and his only edits are to remove referenced information about police informants and replace it with an unreferenced statement about "Black Bloc protesters target banks and other commercial establishments, causing considerable property damage." I have reverted it each time and replaced the referenced content but it is getting annoying to have to keep an eye on this. Three times now he has pulled it out with the edit summary of "Removed unfounded accusations against the police. Added statement on the property damage caused by demonstrators". The information is referenced so it is hardly "unfounded". Anarcham (talk) 17:01, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

This is becoming very tiresome. Even after Leutha reworded that section, HerculesRio returned and blanked it out again this time adding even more unreferenced statements about property damage. Anarcham (talk) 21:31, 20 September 2013 (UTC)

Wording[edit]

"Black blocs are sometimes misunderstood by press as a single membership organization"

What is a "single membership organization?" Please change this to a link to a Wikipedia article explaining what you mean by this type of organization. For instance, as opposed to a "multiple membership organization?" Thanks68.190.23.42 (talk) 20:26, 18 November 2013 (UTC)