From Filming to Interacting with Law Enforcement: How to Stay Safe at a Protest Abroad or at Home

We’ve talked about what to do when you go to a demonstration, but sometimes, even if you plan carefully, not everything goes according to plan. By their very nature, political events are stating an opinion, often on a controversial subject, and always in opposition to someone, whether that be the government, a public figure, or society in general. Featuring voices for opposition means these events can be targets for police action or aggression from other civilians, regardless of whether it’s lawful or just.

What can you do to stay safe?