Feature Image: Woman passes burning garbage during a demonstration in Oakland – Credit Reuters
As far as I can recall, this was one of the most difficult election cycles our people have seen. Most people I spoke with had nothing really good to say about either candidate. But the way people go about dealing with their losses is staggering.
I do not know when an election has provoked this type of reaction in the past, but we are all aware of numerous accounts of riots and civil unrest throughout the world and throughout time.
In 2016 alone, there have been 8 reports of riots or civil unrest (thank you wiki):
- 2016 – Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, January–February 2015. 1 killed and several dozen arrested. Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon
- 2016 – Anaheim, California Feb. 29. 3 People stabbed and 13 others arrested during a Ku Klux Klan rally.
- 2016 – 2016 Donald Trump Chicago rally protest, March 11. Five people arrested and two police officers injured during a demonstration at the UIC Pavilion.
- 2016 – Democracy Spring rally in April. March to Washington D.C. and sit-ins lead to arrests.
- 2016 – At least 261 people were arrested across the U.S. in protests in New York City, Chicago, St. Paul, Minnesota; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and other cities. In St. Paul, bottles and rocks flew as over twenty officers were injured. The protests were held in response to the officer-involved shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
- 2016 – 2016 Milwaukee riots, Sherman Park, August 13–15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- 2016 – 2016 Charlotte riot, September 20-21, Riots started in response to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police
- 2016 – Dakota Access Pipeline protests, 141 Protesters Native American Protesters Arrested. Multiple skirmishes with police and tires set on fire.
- 2016 – As a result of Donald Trump being elected 45th President of the U.S., unrest broke out in Downtown Oakland, California and Portland, Oregon.
This event was relatively short lived, but some can last for days.
Are you prepared for riots to break out in your area? Can you defend yourself and your family or business if vandals come to rob your home or workplace? Can you hunker down and wait it out?
In Oakland, protesters threw a rock through the window at the Oakland Tribune office at 20th and Broadway, set several dumpsters on fire on Broadway, and sprayed profanity about Trump on buildings. Hundreds of people also gathered at San Jose State University after Trump defied the polls and staged a stunning victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. via Bay Area protesters rail against Donald Trump presidency, set fires, vandalize buildings
Please be sure you are prepared for anything.
- Apartment Prepping – A Creativity Challenge
- The Value of a Thing…
- Proper Battery Storage (aka How I Almost Lost My Home)
- Alternative Heating Solutions
- Preparedness Books
- My Bug Home Bag
- EDC – Every Day Carry Bag
- Connected via Amateur Radio – South London Journal
- Thoughts on Evacuation and Kids
Have a proper food storage for this type of problem in case you are stuck at home. At least a few days worth.
- Canning Jalapenos (not pickled)
- Fermentation vs Pickling
- Freezing for Food Storage
- Winco Bulk Foods
- FIFO – First in First Out
- Canning 101: Water Bath Canning
- Canning Butter
- Storage Food Taste Test – Live Prepared
- Food Storage Taste Test – Augason Farms
- How much food can a 5 gal bucket hold?