It’s been decades since the ‘Black Blocs’ and other anarchists could command world attention, but the G-20 in Hamburg—and outrage at the U.S. president—have brought them back.
The “Welcome to Hell” march had been organized through the Rote Flora, an old theater that was revamped as a squat for anarchists and the innovative left in the late ’80s. In recent years, older supporters of the Rote Flora have worried that the famous collective had turned into an autonomous bunker where members were not allowed to give interviews to the public without checking their answers with everyone else in the house first. But this week, the theater has won back some of its allure. Wednesday night saw a full house with cheering and music and fireworks being set off late into the night.