protesting

Don’t Let the Police Steal Your DNA

Don’t Let the Police Steal Your DNA

In our recent episode of The Upgrade on How to Protest, we learned a lot about what American police do and do not have the right to do when making an arrest. One of the most important things we learned is that the police will likely try to get a…

How to Build a DIY Sound Cannon Shield

How to Build a DIY Sound Cannon Shield

In recent weeks, police departments across the country have used so-called “sound cannons” to control and disperse crowds of protestors. Officially known as Long Range Acoustic Devices, or LRADs, these speakers are essentially sound-based weapons that allow law enforcement to broadcast high-frequency audio at a painful volume and in a…

How To Shout At A Protest Without Wrecking Your Voice

How To Shout At A Protest Without Wrecking Your Voice

Speaking up matters, but that doesn’t have to be just metaphorical. If you attend a protest, you may find yourself chanting, cheering, shouting, and otherwise using your voice to be heard loud and clear. The fight against injustice is a marathon, though, not a sprint, so you’ll want to be…