ABSTRACT

This chapter examines the case study of the group Reclaim the Streets New York City, and their multiyear cat-and-mouse confrontation with the NYPD and the Mayor’s Office. I use this study as a way to explore the importance of the use of masks in tactical performance and the larger phenomenon of agonistic tactical interaction between movement and state, as well as to envision creative ways to evade or outflank unreasonable regulation or restrictions of oppositional performance.