Had been involved when one was idealist and young. And strong minds in the room when protests were planned. Here I thought are an effective away to protest.
- There must be numbers to send an effective message. The hardest work is here, getting the numbers.
- Seize the moment - it must be done when it is current and top of mind for most people. I thought the vigil for Sarah Everrard was spot on here.
- Sometimes administrative laws have to be broken - as in the Sarah Everard vigil case. An application was put thru it was rejected, clearly indicating that the authorities did not recognise how important it was. The authorities could have said yes and helped organise an orderly protest with social distancing in place. (super spreaders or otherwise, some causes are worth the sacrifice)
- Bring the people with you and respect property, private and public. Lose the people and you lose the cause.
- Don't allow a small segment to hijack the event. Go public and disassociate yourself from them. Fail to do this and your cause is tarred.
- Don't bait the Police for PR opportunities. It is frequent and a bad habit. A common fallacy of dimwits is to think the public is not with the Police.
- Don't marginalise the public by inconveniencing them such as disrupting public transport and with gratuitous tactics.
- Don't waste your time with parliamentary petitions. It never did anything. Use your feet and the right to assemble.