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Street Tactics Exercise

We’ve been running these exercises as a kind of extended, stop-and-start role play, letting the group practice each tactic, periodically changing the police and the people in front. You can do all or some of them, depending on time. They help the group to learn to function as a group, give some strong, nonviolent alternatives to simply fighting the cops and running, and are fun and useful. A solid line of police with nightsticks of rolled newspaper: A crowd of protestors: “Protestors standing, police advance with batons held in both hands to push crowd back. Note how easy it is to move a standing crowd. “Protestors standing, police advance, crowd sits down. Don’t hit yet: note how much...

posted on: Dec 2, 2012 | author: organizingforpower

Sample Mobile Street Tactics Training

“You will need to deal with fast-moving, ambiguous, and unstructured situations that will test your resourcefulness to the utmost.” CIA Recruitment Manual I. Preparation and Support: Hi, welcome to Washington DC, it’s September 29, you’re out on the street, and of course this is what you’ve done before you leftŠ. Made sure you have someone looking out for you, your stuff, have a contact at home who can help mobilize support and a prearranged check-in time. Eaten well – water, food in pocket Dressed well, – layers, prep for cold, tear gas and water cannons Jail Names – Place for ID, stuff Maps, scouting Identified your goals for the day, several potential targets, regroup spaces and safe space....

posted on: Dec 2, 2012 | author: organizingforpower