Video: Safety In Riot Settings

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As Free Speech advocates, we support the people’s right to protest and make their opinions heard. Unfortunately, demonstrations in the U.S. these days are becoming more frequent and violent. After a short break due to the pandemic, people are again out in the streets in large crowds. Some have legitimate concerns; others, however, have bad intentions.

We’ve spoken about this before, but it hit home recently when the pharmacy on the bottom floor where our daughter lives was broken into and looted in Chicago. Luckily, no fires were set. She has a golden retriever, however, and dogs need to be walked. Hence, we worry: How can she stay safe in such an environment?

Here are some thoughts on how to stay safe in areas of civil unrest voiced by Dr. Joe Alton in his companion video to a recent article:

Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad, thanks for watching…

Joe and Amy Alton

Joe and Amy Alton

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