Message by ManWithTheHand, in Charlottesville 2.0, #demonstration_tactics
@MatthewHeimbach Those new shields my cohost sent you should come in handy again....
If we are planning on doing a shield wall I suggest learning how to actually fight in a shield wall. Watch some SCA videos on the subject.
Start with these. Go through all three parts. They have incredibly good tips that you won't get from studying riot shield tactics
I will construct a Huwite power shield
Make sure you find time to practice what you learn before the event. Our local group will be doing lots of training before Charlottesville.
Vanguard Texas and Louisiana have shields with our logo painted on
Check out the Demonstration_tactics tag. There have been a discussion about shields there.
@Albrecht von Wallenstein the gym I go to has a week of free membership with no conditions. It also has a boxing area with punching bag being set up. If any of you atl guys are interested in that I could easily meet there
@MatthewHeimbach what are your shields made out off? Vanguard makes our Shields out of Baltic birch... I've thrown a hatchet at mine pretty durable stuff
I know I'm not the only one thinking we need a large, synchonized dance routine.
^^ something the women SHOULD coordinate
@Andrew-- Have you met with any of our people in Atlanta?
@Scott Terry I have an embarrassing level of fondness for synchronized dance routines 😂
we need 4 lines of people just smoking blunts
Pot is for nogs
@everyone We need to do a march along with the rally. Should we do it on the Downtown Mall (which is closed to traffic) or should we march through the streets the way they did in Berkeley?
Blocking streets gives PD a reason to (((Shut it down!)))
If you march on the streets, get a permit first
I think the downtown mall would be better because that is where a lot of the mob incidences have been happening
The mall. The photos will be better if they have landmarks in the background.
It will get very expensive very fast if we start asking to close down streets in advance. We'd have to pay off duty police officers
@Dreiiaa (TWPVA) There's no doubt we should march through the Downtown Mall. My only wonder is whether we should keep it contained there
The downtown mall is public and the police wouldn't be able to remove us without violating our First Amendment rights
Decision: For now we will not plan to march through the street and block traffic. But if Antifa does we should be able to confront them about it
Is there any way the march through streets or mall can be an unofficial thing?
Like, oh the rally is over now everyone enjoy the mall and the bars
We marched last time with no permits in 2 rows down the sidewalk with runners in safety vests stopping traffic long enough for us to cross.
Let's not street march and look like assholes. Sidewalks is one thing, but straight through the streets like they did a few weeks ago for the 'community defense' March was awful (Antifa)
These fools had babies and children in the streets dragging banners over cars blocking their view and such. Too bad the civilians didn't just make new speed bumps for some of these scum.