UK Indymedia are promoting Medic Trainings in London and Leeds
. The group, UK Action Medics (previous report here
) offer a variety of advice for dealing with critical incidents:
Would you know how to help someone if:
* They collapsed at a demo?
* They were hit by a police baton?
* They were suffering from the cold on a protest site?
Probably useful skills for the 'activist' crowd, especially the 'non-violent' ones. This bit I can't work out though:
The skills you learn on this training will be focused on situations at protests and direct actions, but you’ll find them useful in the rest of your life too!
You know... Like when you are sitting at the pub minding your own business and a policeman's baton accidentally hits you in the head.