Gerry Mak via Hopes&Fears:
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This week marks four years since the Occupy Wall Street protests began in New York’s Zuccotti park and echoed in cities across the country, becoming one of the most visible large-scale demonstrations in the United States in recent years. Since then, average citizens have faced riot squads and militarized police forces when protesting—from the anti-austerity movements in Greece and “For Fair Election” protests in Russia, to the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, the Umbrella Uprising in China and the anti-police brutality protests in Ferguson, Baltimore and across the US. We spoke to lawyer and activist Sue Basko for advice on what you can do (and wear) to best protect yourself if threatened with arrest or violence while demonstrating.
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