Protestors in New York City in April.
Protestors in New York City in April. mal3K

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As part of their excellent ongoing coverage of the #NoDAPL protests, the folks at Unicorn Riot received a copy of the FEMA crowd control manual being passed around to local cops. In the section of “crowd dynamics,” the manual identifies the seven “types” of protesters recognized by the FBI.

Let’s find out which one you are!

Are you …

The street-fighting man?

The punctual henchman?

The “Give a man a mask and he’ll tell you the truth”?


The “Got work in the morning so I can’t get arrested”?

The Miranda?

Or finally, the “Some men just want to watch the world burn”?

Or maybe, just maybe, you’re the eighth type, conspicuously absent from this list: the person with a legitimate grievance against authority demonstrating peacefully as per their constitutional right.

Read the full FEMA guide here.