Freelance journalist Dominik Bärlocher has spent the past three years on “riot duty” at a Swiss newspaper. He’s turned his experience covering violent football riots and May Day protests into a handy survival guide for journalists about what to wear, how to behave in protest crowds and minimize the effect of crowd control weapons, and what to do if you’re arrested.

If you finish reading that and want more head over to the News Photographers Association of Canada web site for more riot advice on the forum. You can also check out SportsShooter Brian Blanco’s valuable riot tips he picked up at the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, PA.