What the Wall 7 learned in Minnesota
The Wall 7 learned a few things for their next protests, too:
During protests, they should pass out flyers and talk to passers-by about what the protest is about, and why the demonstrators are dressed in protective clothing.
Creating positive community-support structures works: activists set up health clinics, hot-meal services, Internet access, legal observers, street medics, bicycle sharing, and shared housing during the RNC, and community support for those on trial afterwards.
Sticking together really helps, while being arrested, when in jail, upon release, and during the trial.
Hugging irritates jail guards, who say it's not allowed, and call it "stupid."
The public at large is willing to accept a startlingly high level of police brutality toward citizens.
Being arrested, even when it includes being pepper-sprayed, isn't as bad as they thought it was.
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