Bozeman’s Guide to Peaceful Protests
There are do's and don'ts. Obviously. But to be clear, here's what to bring and what NOT to bring to a peaceful protest.
- Some type of Fanny Pack - Events like this are a rare occasion for a fanny pack or a hip pack. They're easy to carry and whatever you do bring will be safe and zipped up.
- Bring your ID and some cash/a credit card.
- Bring your FULLY CHARGED cell phone
- Hydrate before you show up and bring some water - smaller CamelBaks are great
- WALK to the event if you can - it's a big gathering. Much easier to attend and LEAVE if you don't have to deal with the vehicle traffic.
- Bring signs, of course. Stiff cardboard or foam board is great. Just keep them lightweight. (Trust me...you have to carry it for a couple hours.)
- Consider extra BLANK signs and big Sharpies. (You may want to make another sign or give one to someone else.)
- Wear your mask (and bring new, clean, extras if you have them...to offer to anyone might need/want one)
- Bring hand sanitizer
- Do your best to socially distance yourself from others. It's possible to attend a large gathering without being in the thick of it.
- DON'T BRING WEAPONS OF ANY KIND (Fairly obvious, but worth stating. I carry a knife in my purse every day of my life but that comes out when gathering for something like this.)
- Be smart and be safe - peaceful protests often attract dissenters. If at any time you don't feel safe, go home.
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