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Group of clowns armed with pies to protest NATO Summit

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Send in the clowns! It's not like you have a choice though -- they're already here.

A group of clowns calling themselves Clown Bloq, a riff on major protesting group Black Bloc, are planning to protest the NATO Summit in Chicago -- with pies.

According to the group's Twitter account, they will be marching from the Sheraton Hotel to Daley Plaza starting at 11 AM Friday. They say they will be armed with pies. The group's website boasts, "When they throw flashbangs, we throw pies. We are not a joke."

The group says its mission is "to provide hilarity in the face of a humorless police state and to provide a fool's critique of organized and militarized repression of the people, their voices and their best interests."

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