AOC Shares Infographic Guide to “Protesting Safely”

Progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has published a infographic guide to “protesting safely” on her Instagram account.

The guide recommends what to wear, what to bring, and what not to bring.

Among the interesting “don’t bring” items appear to be a knife and bag of marijuana, which is labeled “Anything you don’t want to be arrested with.”

Also among the “don’t bring” items is “Cell phone without first turning off Face/TouchID, going on airplane mode, and disabling data.”

AOC writes in the intro:

BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests. PLEASE READ ⬇️
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1. LOOK OUT FOR THINGS THAT DON’T SEEM RIGHT. There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing.
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2. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GRASSROOTS BLACK ORGANIZERS. They have been at this a long time and are disciplined in the ropes of community organizing and demonstration. It IS a discipline. Follow trusted leaders whose goal has been the focused pursuit of justice. If they just showed up, that’s a red flag.
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3. HAVE A BUDDY. Make sure someone is keeping an eye on you and check in on them.
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4. STAY SAFE and take care of each other.

 

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BE SAFE. Here’s our guide on being prepared for safe protests. PLEASE READ ⬇️ . 1. LOOK OUT FOR THINGS THAT DON’T SEEM RIGHT. There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property. If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing. . 2. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF GRASSROOTS BLACK ORGANIZERS. They have been at this a long time and are disciplined in the ropes of community organizing and demonstration. It IS a discipline. Follow trusted leaders whose goal has been the focused pursuit of justice. If they just showed up, that’s a red flag. . 3. HAVE A BUDDY. Make sure someone is keeping an eye on you and check in on them. . 4. STAY SAFE and take care of each other. 💜

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