A video posted on YouTube by the group Anonymous warns Black Bloc protesters to quit their violent, co-opting tactics in the Occupy Oakland movement, or else face their wrath. The five-minute video also questions whether some Black Bloc members are actually police, trying to incite violence.
"The response from fellow anons to Black Bloc has been overwhelming. Peacefully shutting down banks and locations has had a far greater economic impact than Black Bloc's pitiful acts of vandalism could ever dream of. ... You are at best misguided, harmful, and idiotic in your actions ... We suspect that many of you are agent provocateurs ... Your tactics demonize us in the eyes of the general public, robbing Occupy of much-needed support ... and worse, your activities justify the use of police brutality .... Consider this an act of diplomacy before we start doxing your asses all over the Internet and paying special attention to personally ruining your lives."