Be aware

  1. Personal Safety Recommendations for Protests
Be aware that camera lenses and filming equipment can be misidentified as a threat by security forces.
Ignore verbal ‘bait' from passers-by or counter protesters. Do not get into unnecessary arguments.
If caught in a fleeing crowd, attempt to identify ways to escape perpendicular to the flow of traffic. Know your escape route in advance.
Have a pre-arranged “safe zone” or meeting point where you and your friends can meet if separated.
Carry a bicycle helmet to avoid head injuries if the authorities use force.
Remain calm and compliant if stopped by the authorities.

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