【Hong Kong protest tactics thread - text】

Thailand protest recall my memory about HK protest occurred in 2019. There are some tactics may be useful. Hope the tactics can inspire you.

If there's any question, plz feel free to ask.

1. Be Water.

It’s Bruce Lee’s saying. It becomes the core of 2019 HK protest. People believe there are countless solution that may be effective.

The adaptability is very important. Our aim is not to let the police arrest us and keep going until we have achieved our aims.
So we use a lot of tactics online and offline to make sure people all over the world are concerning about the issue.
2. Black bloc
Black bloc is an important tactics. We wear black clothing, masks, scarves, goggles, helmet etc. for hiding our face identities and avoiding arrest.
- As we wear everything similar, it’s difficult to distinguish between the protesters.
- The equipment can protect us from pepper spray, bullets (maybe)
Remember to wear nothing distinctive. It’s better that everyone wears same bands of clothes, bring the same brand of bag. The more similar people look like, the safer you are. Being one of the mass group is the safest.
3. First-aid (FA)

Injury caused by suppression is common. FA is a must. So, we encourage people to bring FA kit. Materials including, plaster, sterile eye dressings, sterile gloves, scissors, sticky tape, alcohol-free cleansing wipes, eye wash etc.
The most important things: Clean Water.
Large amount of clean water of washing pepper spray, tear gas, or any wound.

**Bronchodilator **

- medicine for asthma caused by tear gas.
4. Shields
Not to being injured by weapons from police, shields plays an important role. Anything can be shields. Umbrella, sofa, kickboard, mattresses, wooden board… anything. As long as you can hide behind them.
5. Respirator
Super important as it can help you stick to the zone full of tear gas. Suggestion of how to choose respirator:
6. Supply Chain
We do have human chain for passing the supplies to the frontline. And we have different hand signals for asking different materials.

Sometimes we will reserve a running path for people passing supplies by running.
7. Keep distance in the protest.

The attack from police will cause panic. It may cause STAMPEDE accident as people will run for survive
Fear is common. That’s why we need preparation

Keep everyone at a distance can avoid the tragedy to some extent
Also, it can help escape ASAP
8. Gear

I guess the picture is clear enough.

The tweet below also show the both offensive + defensive protest tactics in use. essentially: occupy, disrupt, disperse, repeat (copy from Rogers's tweet)

9. Telecommunication

Sometimes our may not able to connect the Internet because of the crowded. FireChat can be an useful app that help people for communication as it only needs Bluetooth.

10. Sentinel

Investigator/Sentinel play an important role in protest. They provide urgent information abt environment to ordinary people. Where are the police. How many of them? What weapon they are holding etc.
And it’s better to mark it on real-time map that people know the location of the police and avoiding being surrounded.
11. Brick barricades
Avoid the sudden defensive attack from police. It can slow down the speed of running police, armored car and water cannon.

**But be careful**
Protester can’t run fast neither. It also block the road for ambulance
12. Counter-propaganda

Propaganda from govt can be influential. Therefore, HK people will do a lot for counter-propaganda, telling the truth to the world.
Aiming at organizing more groups and gaining supporters, we record the story, make poster, draw picture, give a speech, publish a book/news.
13. Everyone has his/her own position.

We all have different skills and identities. Make good use of your talent and courage. Find a suitable position for enduring revolution.

If you like writing, then write. If you know 2 language or above, then translate.
If you have courage to stand in front of the line, then be a warrior. If you know how to save people, then save the people injured in the mess.

If you know how to draw, then you draw. If you have lots of friends or followers, then use the influential power.
Please stay safe.
Survive and Be strong.
I hope I express clear enough.
My English is not that good.

So...Please free feel to ask any question. There are a lot of Hong Kong people are willing to explain more.

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