Most Read: Local

The Buzz
Get Updates:  Twitter  |   Facebook  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed
Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Occupying Occupy D.C.: Protest how-tos are plentiful

(Chris Wieland’s photos via Getty Images/
Since Occupy Wall Street protests began a month ago in Manhattan, the small huddle of protesters of Occupy D.C. in McPherson Square have suddenly grown to a bustling tent city full of people with no intention of leaving. The 99 percent in the District are on Day 18, and they’re getting organized with digital protest guides.

For prospective joiners, Occupy D.C.’s Web site has a complete protest preparation guide, which includes medical — “Avoid Risk of Tear Gas and Pepper Spray” — and legal do’s and don’ts. (For instance, books, board games and digital cameras are among the encouraged items to bring; laser pointers and knives are not.)

For people with even more questions about protest survival secrets, Wired created this protest how-to wiki, which includes, among other tips, a step-by-step guide to digitally recording a protest. For more basic needs, Occupy D.C. supporters curate this digital map of bathrooms, eateries and other demonstration sites with an increasing number of bright red markers.

View Occupy DC in a larger map

By  |  11:03 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company