Even peaceful protests can quickly devolve into violent events representing a life-safety risk to everyone in the environment, especially first responders tasked with crowd management and public safety. Whether working on the frontlines of a protest or staffing a Point of Dispensing (POD) during a public health emergency, all first responders can benefit from a working knowledge human behavior in group, crowd and mob situations.
Today’s protests are radically different than in other times. Cellular communications and social media, along with other socio-political factors can act accelerants in volatile environments. While not all protests and crowd events are violent; all are potentially dangerous. Responders across all public safety disciplines should be aware of the risks and familiar with the behavioral factors that fuel acts of collective violence.
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