Tute Bianche

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Tute Bianche is a militant Italian social movement based on the idea of covering one's body with padding so as to resist the blows of police, to push through police lines, and to march together in large blocks for mutual protection during demonstrations. The name, which literally means, "White Overalls" comes from an initial demonstration, the group defense of a squatted social center (CSOA), in which demonstrators wore white overalls to evoke the "ghosts" that would haunt the ghost town police proposed to make of the social center. The padding tactic is also called a padded bloc tactic.

See also: Civil and social disobedience, Disobbedienti, WOMBLES, Ya Basta, Zapatista

External link

  • Tute Bianche (http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/agp/free/tute/)

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