One black friday: another look at the Queen Street Riot

Tony Mitchell


In the crowd nobody commands by right, and in the crowd no new strings of command are formed but all of the old ones are got rid of for the time being ... it is not the fragility of objects which attracts crowd violence (the crowd is not brutal), but rather the noise of broken glass, which represents ‘fresh life’; windows and doors are broken by the crowd as ‘boundaries’, obstacles to growth (McClelland 301, 307). 

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