Some people think that those involved with the Occupy movement are a bunch of clowns. They are correct.
ClownBloq is a group that calls itself “the new BlackBlok” — likely a reference to black bloc, a protesting technique that has become popular within the Occupy movement. Black bloc protesters wear the same clothing and may even cover their faces so that police cannot identify them.
But instead of black hoodies, ClownBloq will be wearing red noses and makeup.
Thousands of people associated with different groups are preparing to protest the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago with hopes that leaders from around the world will see their displeasure with war and global economies.
Instead of protesting violently, the group is planning to throw pies.
“I think it will be very telling of the violence of this state to see the response of the police officers to a pie,” said one member.
The groups Twitter page touts that many things are worse than getting hit by a pie. Such as:
- “A government who defends the right to assemble overseas but does not at home.”
- “Getting forced into illegal search and seizures.”
- “US drone technology.”
- “Getting sprayed with pepper spray.”
According to reports, the group plans on bringing 1,000 pies to the NATO Summit, which will take place May 20-21.