Brazil's Black Bloc Activists: Criminals Or People Power?

Tue, October 22, 2013 8:38pm

Story by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

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The protests that swept through Brazil last summer raised the profile of the Black Bloc — masked anarchists who use violence to get their anti-capitalist message across. The secretive members explain that their tactics are intended to shake up a corrupt and complacent government. But many regular protesters feel that the Black Bloc has hijacked their movement and that they do more harm than good.

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