Here are some tips I posted on Twitter last night, that I was told the Iranian protesters found useful. I do not advocate violence but I do believe in the right of self-defense.
PLANNING AND PREPARATION
Insurgents in many countries have been effective against security forces. Take heart, think before you act, and plan before you start.
Stone throwing does not injure security forces and gives them excuse to retaliate.
There is always a rear to any security forces formation. Much better to locate the rear than to be in front. Think and plan.
Always have two different paths of retreat before confronting security forces. If they are in vehicles, use narrow routes.
Do not make yourself a target by publicly leading. security forces will look for leaders. Make plans before you near security forces.
Your goal is to shape the playing field, control security forces movements and to prevent their activities.
Tipping point will only be reached when Army or security forces side with the protesters. Until then, just blood and tears.
Try to create multiple disturbances to tie up security forces away from main objective. Disarm security forces when poss and hide their weapons.
There are more of you than of security forces. Take shifts if necessary and run them ragged. No sleep. No chance to eat or drink.
Separate security forces from vehicles. Hamper their communications. Distract them with many protests. Do not let them rest.
Sec forces will tend to pause if confronted, so that pause can be used. Flank them, get away or be aggressive.
LOGISTICS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
Tear gas canisters are v hot. Do not pick up. Use stick to bat away.
If security forces rampaging in your neighborhood, shut off all lights. Make it difficult for them to see you.
Sports gear can be used for protection. Any sport where the player wears pads or guards or helmets.
Change clothes often. security forces will be using descriptions to round up protesters. Wigs, hats, eyeglasses, disguises
If you are going hand to hand with Basij, wear clothing you can shed. They grab clothing. You slip out of it and run.
Wear heavy shoes / boots to protect feet in crowds. Steel toed boots are excellent. Wear natural fiber clothes. Nylon can melt to you.
Make shields from wood or metal to protect against batons. Pad the surface your arm touches to prevent force damaging arm.
The key to a successful protest is movement and communication. Keep the security forces off balance. Use hand held radios.
It is possible to run telephone wire house to house where all have common walls, to communicate without being tapped.
Use runners to pass messages between groups. Children 11 or 12 are always running about and not suspected by security forces.
If security forces from out of town, will need to use street signs. Remove signs and house numbers or change them around.
Reminder, security forces need supplies. Take those or destroy them and soon security forces will be on same level as you.
Do you have superglue? cyanoacrylate based fast-acting glues Lots of annoying uses to vex security forces. What can you glue shut?
Security forces need fuel. If you get access, sugar or soap in fuel will wreck their vehicles.
Need to break security forces morale, encourage desertions. If you know someone, call them and ask they stay home.
Find water or sewer shutoff for security forces buildings and turn them off. Cut electric and phone wires, carefully.
Security forces have to eat. Prevent supplies from reaching them, or dose meals with laxatives.
IfÂ Hezbulloh active, ask police to suppress. Foreigners interfering in Iran affairs.Â Hezbulloh should be fair game for all Iranians
Keep talking with police, especially commanders. Try to get them to suppress Basij.
False flag operation. Let security forces find fliers saying one thing – you do another. Say you’ll seize airport. Stuff like that
False flag operations. If you have access to military uniforms have them worn in protests to seem like military is supporting the protests.
Watch for their leadership. If you can grab leaders, you cut off the head of the security forces.
Electrical engineer students s/b able to create jammers for security force radios. Use laser pens against helicopters if attacked.
Tracked vehicle vulnerable to jams in tracks. Heavy steel needed. Can paint over ports. If gas tanks on rear, can be ruptured.
Vegetable or cooking oil can be poured on road with a slope to make them slippery.
Park vehicles in front of doors on walk, take keys and flatten tires. Blocks doors.
Make caltrops, out of 3 nails bent together to flatten tires. Wikipedia. Larger and stronger caltrops can disable tracked vehicles. Use paint to cover vehicle windscreens.
Scooters and motorcycles are vulnerable to wire stretched across highway about 1 meter off road. Tie ends to utility poles.