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Civil and social disobedience

Civil and social disobedience is the practice of the Disobbedienti, an anti-capitalist movement in Italy, which grew out of the "Tute Bianche" or "White Overalls" movement, known in the United Kingdom as the WOMBLES (White Overall Movement Building Libertarian Expression) and in New York City as Ya Basta. The White Overalls principle, inspired by the EZLN and Zapatista-solidarity groups, consisted of covering one's body in padding and wearing helmets to deflect the blows of police, and going on marches or demonstrations while wearing easily-recognizable white or yellow overalls. This practice came to be associated with civil disobedience during the International Monetary Fund and World Bank protests in Prague, Czech Republic, on September 26, 2000, in which those who offered symbolic physical resistance by crossing police lines while covered in padding joined the yellow line, which was associated with civil disobedience. Currently, civil and social disobedience includes the creation of autonomous squatted social centers and political activism for migration rights. See anti-globalization movement.

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