Of course you’re smart enough to avoid dangerous areas prone to a riot, right?
But the very nature of social chaos reveals that riots can occur at a moment’s notice and have been known to occur in such common scenarios as:
- Sports team championship loss
- Bad court decision like LA “Rodney King” riots
- Flash mobs like 2011’s Milwaukee State Fair attack
These very events have led to severe injury and even death where there was once a peaceful environment.
If you find yourself caught in a riot, one of the things you want to make sure of is that you don’t draw attention to yourself.
In other words, rioters who don’t feel there will be a consequence to their actions, may scan around looking for an easy target to attack.
Therefore, you want to be “invisible” to everyone around you.
1. Carry a black, compact hoodie windbreaker in your everyday carry gear so it can instantly be thrown on to disguise yourself or blend into dark areas at night.
2. If you’re among the rioting crowd, hoot and holler and cuss at the “target” of the mob so you look like one of them.
3. Smile. Sounds weird, but if you look like you’re enjoying the violence, the rest of the rioters will instantly assume you’re a cohort — not a target.
4. Steer clear of storefront windows. Eventually these stores will catch the eye of looters and you don’t want to be caught in the path of a treasure-seeking mob of anarchists.
Becoming “invisible” in a riot is one of the many skills needed to know how to escape and evade social chaos.
How you dress and how you act makes a difference and is something you need to plan ahead for just in case you’re caught up in the violence unexpectedly.