I received an email from Close Quarters Combat Specialist Jeff Anderson
and thought that I would copy and paste it here. Coach David
The natives are restless in Chicago this weekend…
With the NATO Summit in town, there are protests galore all over
the city and even in other cities of the U.S.
Whenever groups of people come together, whether as stampeding,
hysterical mobs… focused political or social rioters… these
crowds can be a serious threat to you when things turn violent.
here are some tips you can use if you’re engulfed in a flash mob
loudmouth intent on driving the crowd into a frenzy. His or
her location is likely to be the epicenter of violence so
move in the opposite direction of where you hear some idiot
on a soapbox.
riot-control police or military personnel may not know if
you’re a good guy or bad buy if they have to respond to
violence. Sometimes it’s just about swinging a club in the
chaos being squashed and your melon may get in the way.
flow of the mob or you’ll find yourself overrun and trampled
on. Move with them, taking openings as you find them to
work at 45 degree angles to the mob direction and work your
way to the side to escape.