activities related to promoting or instigating social, racial,
national, religious, or linguistic supremacy. One method it has
employed is its selective use of rule by law to target and
intimidate critics. Thus, blogger and anticorruption activist Alexei
Navalny, protestors from the 2011 known as the Bolotnaya 12, members
of the punk rock/performanceart collective Pussy Riot, and
, August 2016).
CIRCA’s members sought to be more than just activists in costume or fancy dress, making overt use of techniques drawn from traditions of performance including theatre, performanceart and bouffon ( Bogad, 2016 : 166). To join the Army required the completion of two days’ training in the ‘methodology of rebel clowning’, a mixture of practices from clowning and civil disobedience that aimed to instruct its participants not in the art of dressing or acting like a clown, but rather in becoming one: ‘CIRCA’s combatants don’t pretend to be clowns, they
pieces. Gerard used his authority as the only person who originally
squatted the house in a way that the Dutch classify
as “anti-social.” In addition to his own room, he took
over the living room as his private study, often borrowed money from
Allen without paying him back, stole bikes from his non-squatter
neighbors, and stole from the private rooms of his housemates,
understanding that no one dared to confront him.
Gerard holds a more extreme opinion from his fellow
squatters because he
McGuinness had agreed to be First Minister and Deputy First Minister.
Paisley stood to object, just as the loyalist Michael Stone attacked the
building in an apparent attempt to kill Gerry Adams and Martin
McGuinness (which he subsequently claimed was ‘performanceart’). The building was cleared and as the hiatus died down,
Peter Hain told Paisley that he would have to ‘pull the Assembly