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Tips for Planning Ahead-
*Think of essential needs and care supplies. Know how to get help. Plan ahead with your group on where to meet if you are separated.
*Stay calm if things get heated.
*Watch out for others who seem to be getting panicked or stressed.
*Document, film, or write down injuries that occur
What to Bring-
*Water bottle with a squirt top.
*Enough money for food, emergency phone calls, or transportation
*Your ID and emergency contact info.
*Watch, paper, writing utensil
*Inhaler, epipen, etc, any needed prescriptions.
*Feminine hygiene products
*First aid kits
*Wet wipes, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
Dealing with Teargas-
*Avoid oils and lotions – they can trap chemicals
*Gas masks are best for tear gas. Wet bandannas and goggles will also help.
*Stay calm. Panicking will increase irritation.
*Blow your noise, cough and spit. Avoid swallowing.
*If you wear contacts, have someone help you remove them that has clean hands, or clean your hands off and then remove them yourself.
*Do not rub it in.
*For an eye flush, use a solution of half liquid antacid, and half water.
What Not to Do-
*Don’t use vaseline, mineral oil, or sunscreen or lotions that are oil based. It will trap chemicals.
*Try to avoid wearing contacts.
*Don’t wear jewelry, or things that can be grabbed.
*Don’t go alone if you can help it
*Don’t forget to eat food and lots of water
What to Wear-
*Shatter resistant goggles and a face mask, or a N95 face mask if you can
*Comfortable shoes, that are also protective, that you can run in if needed.
*Hat to protect from the sun and chemicals
Know Your Rights-
*Freedom of Expression and Assembly
*Protection of the Right to Freedom of Assembly
*Freedom from Excessive Use of Force
*Right to Medical Assistance
*Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Detention
*Right to Complain