Mothers Against Violence
The movement was established to accompany our sons and daughters in their struggle for a life of freedom, equality and solidarity in a democratic country. Our goal in the demonstrations is to prevent the escalation of police violence against the protesters, to document events, and to assist protesters, including as a conspicuous yellow partition between them and police, vehicles, water cannons, and so on.
Who are we?
Our presence makes demonstrators feel more secure. Oftentimes, our prominence in the field or at a demonstration does the job.
If and when things become heated, act to prevent escalation in the way that is comfortable and natural for you, for example with calming words or touch. Remember, police officers are also victims of systemic violence, and our strength lies in the fact that we are seen as distinct from the general crowd of protesters.
Enter the demonstration area in groups of 3-4 women (or more), so that our presence will have a positive effect, and for everyone's sense of security.
Please communicate and act in coordination with other mothers and with the group manager in the field.
Instructions and tips for operating in the field
■ A mobile phone with a charged battery and free storage space (for photo and video documentation), and a mobile charger
■ Comfortable shoes and clothes
■ First aid supplies
■ Water, candy, energy bars and sandwiches (for you and the protesters)
■ A small amount of cash, stored in a safe place
■ A list of telephone numbers (detainee information center, legal help, etc.)
■ Before going out, also exchange mobile numbers with the group leader and with 2-3 other moms (or more)
What should I bring with me to the demo?
Documenting arrests and police violence against protesters is one of our most important roles. Photos and video can be used as evidence in legal proceedings, filing complaints, and releasing detainees.
Tips for effective documentation:
■ Hold your phone in a horizontal ('landscape') and not vertical ('portrait') position
■ Use both hands to keep the phone stable. Don't swing the camera from side to side quickly.
■ Take pictures from a place where you are safe
■ Photograph name tags, vehicle license plates, street/store signs, or any other identifying information about those involved and their location. Also film other photographers at the event, if you see them (press photographers, police, demonstrators)
■ During an unusual event (arrest or violence): do not stop filming - even if someone tries to disturb you. Ask for the names of the detainees and read the names of the police officers out loud, according to their tags. After the event, interview witnesses, take details, photograph injuries, blood, or damage to property. Photograph street or store signs that describe the exact location of the event.
Important! It is legal to photograph police officers at demonstrations. However, filming someone very close-up might be perceived as a provocation, so exercise discretion and film from a reasonable distance.
Detainees have rights, help protect them
דיווח מידי בשטח
אלימות - אתר זמין ונגיש, לכל אחת ואחד- דיווח ואיסוף כל מידע רלוונטי לאלימות שנחשפתם אליהם במהלך ההפגנה לאיסוף כל הפרטים, צילומים וזיהוי התוקפים. לצרכי סיוע משפטי ואיסוף נתונים והיקף - מידע שנעלם מעיני התקשורת
The arresting police officer must identify him or herself and immediately inform the person why they are being arrested. An arrestee has the right to have an attorney and a person close to them notified about their arrest (via the police). A detainee in need of medical treatment is entitled to receive it, and detainees are also entitled to food and drink.