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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Survival Guide: Protest


Survival Guide

I am so happy that the world is recognizing and sticking up for black people like myself. But it is also sad to see peaceful protests turn into riots,  but if that is what needs to happen to bring change then so be it. The protesters are there on a mission to achieve justice for all black lives, dead or alive. The cost for all the pain and hatred is like the chant says“ No Justice No Peace!”

 It is baffling that the police and National Guard are funded for gear, reinforcements, and weaponry for peaceful protest, while not too long ago America under-funded Health-Care facilities combatting COVID-19. Needless to say, we know what our country's priorities are. 

But at the end of the day no matter what side you're on, you want to make it back to your family. So, if you are considering protesting you need to prepare yourself for any encounters. 

Information stems from Chileans and Hong Kong

Protest Checklist:

  • Backpack 

  • To carry all your stuff

  • Vans / DocMartin

  • For any instances where you run for it

    • !!!Think of Skater Shoes!!!

    • Or Hightops for ankle support

  • Googles / (Sun)Glasses

  • Protect your eyes from tear gas

  • Bandana / Mask

  • COVID is still out there

    • Tip: soak in water or coca-cola to filter tear gas from getting in your lungs and nostrils ~Not perfect but works

  • Hoodie

  • Cover as much skin as possible

    • Tip: [1] Keep skin safe from teargas (that’s an irritant

    • Tip: [2] Keep face and tattoos hidden #No face No case

  • Water Bottle

  • Bring two (label one drinkable and one Aid)

    • Tip:[1] Aid Bottle= 3 tsp baking soda to 80oz water !!!Helps with teargas effects!!!

    • Tip:[2] In use pour starting at the inner corner and work your way out

  • Spray bottle

  • Put chilled milk in it for cases of teargas

    • Tip:spray over face to reduce teargas effects

  • Oven mitts

  • Use to throwback thermal teargas grenades

Please stay safe out there and I hope this list helps. Share or print out, because this can help many people prepare for their protest. But remember if you are protesting, do not incite violence. 

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