Protesters are sharing these rules in case anti-Trump protests turn violent
They tell you how to deal with pepper spray and tear gas
Protests have turned violent in Washington following the inauguration of Donald Trump, and many expect more protests to erupt across the country.
To prepare for unprecedented numbers of people joining protests for the first time, people are sharing rules for potential protesters around the country on Facebook.
The post, which is designed to be shared without attribution, includes tips on how to deal with pepper spray, tear gas, and tips for emergency scenarios.
1. Water makes pepper spray worse. Use milk or liquid antacid and water. Don’t wear contacts.
2. If you get tear gassed, when you get home, put the contaminated clothes in a plastic bag for later decontamination and shower with cold water to avoid opening your pores.
3. Come with friends and don’t get separated. Avoid leaving the crowd and watch out for police snatch squads.
4. Beware undercovers, but beware snitchjacketing and collaborator ‘peace police’ even more.
5. The far right is very good at combing through pictures and doxxing people. Mask up, unless you’re in an area where masks are prohibited (such as Philly). Wear a scarf or something else instead.
6. Write any necessary phone numbers you may need directly on your skin in sharpie.
7. Have an offsite plan for emergencies if you have not been heard from by X time coordinated with someone offsite.
8. Make sure all mobile devices are charged and have enough memory for recordings.
9. If you plan on going to jail, plan it: bail, lawyer, time off from work, witnesses i.e.: a cadre. Don’t just go to jail without training.
10. Beware folks inciting violence. Most of them are police/ feds. Watch out for hook ups for the same reason. Get to know the crowd. They will set you up.
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