Survive angry protesters, crowds & riots

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Increasing the odds to survive angry protesters, crowds & riots

 The description of  angry protesters can be found under “Why be prepared”.

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For those who are planning to participate in a large scale protest or demonstration as one who agrees with the complaints and views of the majority than it may be advantageous to consider the following. Participating in such an event comes with its degree of hazards and rewards. To have a better understanding as to the purposes and consequence of such an event may serve as a compass in determining our levels of participation. Those who are accidentally caught up in a violent event without initial intent will benefit from knowing how to escape and avoid unnecessary attributes associated with a situation that has escalated out of control and survive such an event.

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The following information has been provided with the intent to assist those looking to survive angry protesters, crowds and riots.

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In this situation we will be participating in an event that historically has the potential to end poorly. There are variables which are out of our control that should be considered, ... such as the mental state and stability of those around us. Consider that some people have an ulterior motive for participating in such an event. Just like the opportunists in the voting circle mentioned in the description of such an event there are similar people on the protest line with deceptive ideas pertaining to robbery, damaging property and inflicting bodily harm to others. It is within our best interests to profile as many protesters as possible in order to determine if the effort will not be lost thru malicious action by those around us. The dynamics of a crowd is diverse and can often contain elements of deception, malicious intent and late night party goers looking for something to do. It is also important to consider that most all protesting events do not have rehearsals before the event so what actually occurs is spontaneous and emotional. It is the emotion which drives many protesting events into full blown riots.

 

Riots have been known to be orchestrated by outside influences.  Some measures as such go as far as importing violent offenders into the center of protesting events with the intent to cause heightened levels of disruption. With that being understood it comes to question as to the motives behind the cause and its perpetuation by those outside influences. Don't get caught up in political agenda's orchestrated by malicious opportunists. Many such accusations have been validated as having validity so be aware as to who and what is actually driving the protest.  A Self diagnostics performed prior to a protesting event is also a benefit for a number of reasons. It allows participants to keep a cool head and a reasonable frame of mind. It will keep participants from making drastic mistakes such as escalating lawlessness and illegal behavior. It will place the focus on the subject at hand. The message will be better understood for the cause it is intended for. It is hopeful that all participants of a protesting event are peaceful and are not involved with the intent to inflict damage and injury but it happens. People can get foolish. Be aware that many imported rioters bring with them a percentage of weapons and harmful intent. It's just not a good  idea to associate with. It presents a concern for safety as high emotions and weapons don't mix well with one another. 

The information below contains "How to" measures for surviving a riot. Be smart and exercise caution when participating in civil protests. Do not loose focus and keep your eye's on the prize. Resolve conflicts with reason first. Exhaust all legal and peaceful options before resorting to extreme measures. Be sure to have the numbers or multitude of people to make a difference. Regions, ... such as the United States, ... have history which depicts opposition to be a useful method for acquiring balance between governments and  the populous.  This process of acquiring balance should never be allowed to vanish. It is what makes the U. S. the last stand in freedom against oppression and opportunists with ulterior motives. Regardless of the motives and efforts, ... having a moment of a prayer sure wouldn't hurt either.

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Towards the bottom of this page is a link to useful information regarding how to survive a riot.  [Source]

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People who are at risk of becoming subject to unwanted side effects of a protest or riot should take the following into consideration.

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  • It is commonly the first choice of civilized people to avoid conflict that results in injury to others and property damage. Sometimes being involved in conflict that results in retort action or violence can not be avoided or tolerated. If your life and/or your property is in danger as a result of malicious and destructive protestors and you are forced to defend yourself, family or property than do so with the force of numbers. Increased numbers often present a better chance of success in discouraging others from further destruction without having to brandish a weapon. It often makes a statement that says "Not this time", ... "Not this place", ... with far greater results.

 

  • Law enforcement officers who are concerned for their own safety should make every effort to protect themselves at the same time maintain composure and follow the rules and laws for such events. You and your associates are well armed and have been targeted as oppressive and overbearing in the eyes of the people. The movement to change how our law enforcement and citizens view and interact with one another has been long over due and is gaining momentum as time marches forward. Tensions have been escalating which breeds tenancies to use excessive force by either side. Be sure to avoid excessive use of force. Don't posture with positions of superiority. You are not superior. Law enforcement officers are part of the people as well. They have taken an oath to protect and serve, ... and that includes protection from oppressive and unreasonable leadership.  No amount of law enforcement or military action can forcefully put an end to a deep rooted cause,... only to the moment.  People in numbers can over run any opposing and well armed force, ... as history shows to be true. Be sure to use those abilities of reason and caution so drastic mistakes are avoided. Many of the soldiers and police officers have family themselves that are siding with the cause associated with the protest.

 

  • Protesting is not wrong or an indication that citizens are unlawful by nature. It is more like a barometer telling us that the balance of law and morality are off center requiring adjustments. Be aware of the side you choose. It could be the wrong one.

 

  • Genocide is not a part of the equation in the United States and can not be considered a solution. When that happens all bets are off and we are done as a constructive society, .....  launching us all into the next civil war. Especially in America where most of the people are well armed and trained in various combat tactics by their own government. Many of these ex soldiers take part in ongoing training and create private factions who's aim is to defend the American people. They are referred to as "Militia". Non government soldiers with far more years of experience than the kids we currently have fighting for our country. Retired soldiers don't vanish. They live in your communities. They train in the fields and hills and participate in mentoring others. They monitor the radio frequencies of local authorities as well as movements of the military. They have a watchful eye to once again incur balance for the people and by the people. Despite the attempts to banish fire arms and prevent balance from occurring the populous of citizens continue to remain resourceful and determined at any cost.

 

  • Those who are are a soldiers in their counties should be aware of the moral responsibility they have to the citizens and question all orders that don't sound like they reasonably thought out. It's not always about following orders that makes a good soldier a good person. Would you exterminate your own family members and friends? Would you allow your soldier buddies to kill your family members? What person of sound mind would!!!

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Though it may seem dramatic, ... an angry mob can be just as dangerous and unpredictable as just about any natural disaster. Thousands of people are killed in riots all over the world each year, and these riots erupt from a number of racial, religious, economic, political, or social causes that are difficult to predetermine. If we find ourselves in the middle of a riot, it may be may be difficult to run away or escape immediately, but we can take some measures to protect ourselves from harm. To better understand how to survive a riot,  ... just follow these steps.

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 Read more on , ....  How to Survive a Riot.

Contains tips, warnings & a list of things to have during such an event.

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References:

http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Riot

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