#DisruptJ20 and the Black Bloc: An Opportunity Lost?

Let us preface this piece by unequivocally stating that we have nothing but love for those fierce freedom fighters who rock the black hoodie and engage in militant resistance at great risk to themselves. This essay comes from a shared sense of major missed opportunities during the Disrupt J20 protests in DC through blocs decision to isolate itself several blocks away from the main crowds and then doing the predictable smashy smashy approach on their own without the support of the larger crowd. Our intentions are to open up a discussion on effective disruptive street strategy in the context of the current terrain of widespread militant resistance with the aim of making our resistance stronger.

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