10 Essential Tips For Surviving a Protest

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Written by Mark Rausch

I am someone who is most certainly, in the grand scheme of brave women and men standing in front lines of solidarity, an unseasoned or merely vigilant protestor. However, I have witnessed in a handful of different countries — America, Palestine, Turkey, France, Greece — the tide of humans who stand against governmental, environmental, political, and enfranchisement injustices, putting their lives often in the crosshairs of danger. From tear gassing, to police or military brutality, running in the right direction and what exactly to wear, here are 10 pieces of advice in arriving home virtually unscathed from a protest, having survived it both physically and ethically.