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I was pretty close to those events as well. I'm not sure your reduction is useful or fair tho?

To suggest that mass mobilizations involve the broader left milieu of activists and that makes everyone their "footsoldiers", is a strange way to frame anarchist street activity. Like, there's was undercover cops in those blocs (verified infiltrators, not just alex jones talk here), there was completely clueless people, there was plenty who were around in the lead up and involved in the organizing, in conflict with other groups in the left milieu but still wanting the disruptions to happen because reasons ... this is just what mass mobilizations are: a pile of messy contradictions.

Put another way, why cede the high profile activists even more of the credit than they already get?