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Black Bloc in Medellin, Colombia, May 1, 2012

Contrary to the image of the Black Bloc as a purely ‘First World’ phenomenon, the tactic is being increasingly adopted in many ‘Third World’ countries including Chile and Colombia.  These images are from May 1, 2012, protests in Medellin, Colombia.

May 1, 2012, rally in Medellin, Colombia, with Black Bloc marching.

Black Bloc militants at May 1, 2012, rally in Medellin, Colombia.

Militants hit the walls with spray paint during May 1, 2012, rally in Medellin, Colombia.

Cops flee from militants, May 1, 2012, in Medellin, Colombia.

Mob of militants chases cops, May 1, 2012, in Medellin, Colombia.

Black Bloc militants with molotov during student protests, 2009, in Bogota, Colombia.

 

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