While watching the Occupy movement videos in class, I was shocked by the images of aggression and police brutality towards the protesters. They were getting tear gassed, pepper sprayed, arrested, and dragged aways by cops. It made me think of a list I’ve been seeing a lot of people post on Facebook lately. It’s a list of important safety precautions when engaging in protests. It’s important to know how to protect yourself because as the videos today clearly showed you can be as peaceful as possible and still risk getting hurt. Here’s the post that’s going around:
For anyone in the class who has experience protesting, do you think this is a good list? Are there things you would add to it that you think are important?