How to Oppose White Supremacists Safely and Effectively

The White Supremacists want

  • to make themselves look like victims in the media
  • to gain acceptance as legitimate public protesters


How they’ll try to provoke us

  • THEY WILL get in our faces
  • THEY WILL shout things like “get out of my country” or “we’re in control now”
  • THEY WILL touch or hold their guns


What you SHOULDN’T do

  • DON’T bother talking to them or trying to persuade them
  • DON’T engage in any physical or verbal violence
  • DON’T direct any action or anger towards the police
  • DON’T resist arrest


What you SHOULD do

  • DO stay calm and upbeat
  • DO think about how the media will present your actions
  • DO stay cogent and respectful, if you are interviewed by media
  • DO have prepared sound-bytes that cannot be taken out of context.
  • DO obey police instructions and commands

remember:
YOUR ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
DON’T PLAY INTO THEIR HANDS!

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How to Oppose White Supremacists Safely and Effectively Flyer Pocket Guide

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