In an Instagram post, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has provided what she calls, "our guide on being prepared for safe protests."
Warning that "white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property," Cortez encourages her followers to follow only the directions of "grassroots black organizers" who have been at this a long time.
Among her other tips, Cortez promotes wearing "nondescript" clothing that covers all "identifying tattoos," as well as "heat resisting gloves" designed to protect hands from flames and burns.
The congresswoman also lists items not to bring, including cell phones that have Face and Touch ID, unless those have both been disabled. She also recommends that any cell phone that is brought should be placed in "airplane mode" and have its data usage disabled.
"Don't bring anything you don't want to be arrested with" reads another instruction, accompanied by sketches of pocket knives and marijuana.
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