Former prime minister Imran Khan’s Azadi March is being held as we speak (Wednesday) throughout the nation and a few celebrities have taken it upon themselves to ensure members have all the proper security info they want earlier than heading out. Actors Feroze Khan and Haroon Shahid took to social media and shared ideas with their followers on easy methods to be protected whereas attending the protest.
On Tuesday, Shahid took to Twitter and shared that individuals attending the march in Karachi at Numaish should come ready and “carry plenty of water, a hand towel and salt,” as these are the antidotes to tear fuel. He additionally stated that individuals should not be attending the protest with their youngsters.
He additionally advised his followers to obtain an utility Bridgefy that permits you to message household or buddies whereas being offline.
How does it work? Bridgefy permits close by customers to speak with out web entry or cell networks. As a substitute, the app operates on a mesh community which means it makes use of close by Bluetooth connectivity to ship your messages.
Khuda Aur Muhabbat actor Khan additionally shared comparable ideas and listed out steps that attendees should comply with as a way to defend themselves towards tear fuel. He wrote:
Put on glasses. A P-cap and carry a moist towel to cowl your face (eyes, nostril, mouth), carry a 1.5 litre water bottle with you.
Carry salt to lick as a result of the fuel goes to burn your throat with a bitter burning sensation, making respiratory tough which is the worst half. Solely salt makes the burning sensation tolerable.
If it will get in your eyes (which it’ll), do not rub your eyes. It’ll solely make it worse. As a substitute wash them. It’ll burn your eyes and you’ll have a tough time conserving them open.
By no means decide up a tear fuel shell along with your bare hand, it is burning sizzling.
Listed below are some extra ideas from staff Photos:
Know the closest exits
It is vital so that you can determine the exits through the protest and be ready for any eventuality. Just be sure you have scoped out the realm previous to attending the march and know the place to go if you happen to really feel uncomfortable.
Just be sure you know greater than two exits simply in case these are blocked or crowded.
Keep in mind to all the time carry change when going to a protest. You could not be capable to get a Careem or Uber in all the push and one of the best ways to exit the state of affairs is to catch a rickshaw. Be sure you have sufficient change to get dwelling safely. Preserve your cash in a cross-body bag in addition to in your pockets.
Keep in a bunch
For those who’re attending the march, ensure to go together with somebody. Stick along with your buddy all through the protest and keep in mind to look out for one another.
Know your emergency numbers
In case your telephone and battery pack die on you, it’s best to hold a small pocket book with emergency numbers scribbled on your personal security. If nothing else, memorise your loved ones members’ numbers in case of emergency.
The suitable to peaceable protest is assured for each citizen of Pakistan beneath the Structure. For those who see anybody rising violent on the protest, that is your signal to depart. Keep in mind, your individual security is essential and you could take into consideration yourselves.