1. What to Wear

Wear a sunhat/head covering. And wear suncream – though try to use water or alcohol based suncream (and lotions and insect repellent and make up!) Most suncreams are fat based, and tear gas is soluble in fat and may cause burns.

Wear lots of thin layers for flexibility. These can be combined and are warmer than a thick jumper. Layers can be changed for security reasons or if you are contaminated with CS gas. (Bear in mind that CS gas sticks to fleeces). Layers can be taken off if you get too hot.

Take a waterproof layer and try to choose fabrics that are quick drying. Fabrics like cotton and particularly denim stay wet for a long time and could make you very cold and uncomfortable.

Bring Spare glasses/contact lenses. Consider wearing different glasses to your normal ones.

Key Messages

  • No Comment
  • You do not need to answer police questions, so don’t.

  • No Personal Details
  • You don't have to give details under ANY stop and search power.

  • No Duty Solicitor
  • Use a recommended solicitor with protest experience.

  • No Caution
  • They admit guilt for an alleged offence that might never get to court.

  • What Power?
  • Ask "What power?" to challenge a police officer to act lawfully.