WikiHow Makes Easy DIY Body Armor For Protesters

by
editors
With the clashes between heavily armed riot police and an increasing number of protesters all over the world, this could come in very handy.

Protests and riot police – two very common elements in the news – unfortunately often clash and cause much damage. The riot police refuse to show much compassion and the protesters are becoming more and more resilient. The results are traumatic to say the least.

From the Egyptian revolution to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, the examples are plenty.

Here’s what protests look like nowadays:

Protestors

And here are the personnel "equipped" to deal with them:

Protestors

And these are the results:

Protestors


Protestors

Protestors

So, a DIY riot gear for occasions like these was destined to make an appearance.

Thanks to WikiHow, an average protester can make a riot gear of his/her own.

Protestors

They have shown in minute detail how to drum up body armor, shin guards and even hacks to deal with riot-related havocs such as tear gas with nothing more than scrap metal, Plexiglas, strips of leather and other everyday items.

To give them due credit, they have made the task very easy indeed:

Protestors


Protestors

Protestors

Protestors

Want to deal with that menace of the tear gas? No problem. All you need is a banana, some vinegar and a strip of cloth:

Protestors

Useful as well as timely with things simmering in Ferguson once again, isn’t it?

It's been more than three months since police Officer Darren Wilson killed an unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown after a confrontation in the middle of a street. The shooting triggered riots and looting, and police responded with armored vehicles and tear gas.

Recommended: #IfTheyGunnedMeDown: African-Americans Imagine How Media Would Cover Their Deaths

Things became nasty as the world watched in horror.

The grand jurors on the case met again Friday but didn't reach a decision, which was put off until at least Monday. The National Guard was called in last week in anticipation of reactionary protests.

If the riot police and protester confrontations of the past in Ferguson are anything to go by, all help is needed, even this DIY riot gear by WikiHow.

RELATED: You Know Things Are Bad When Amnesty International Sends A Delegation To Ferguson

Carbonated.TV