Students: Fighting Fashions

The politics of protest are becoming so ritualized that rookie rioters are now instructed precisely how to dress for disruption. As an instance, the combat veterans of the Michigan Regional Students for a Democratic Society recently issued a solemn guide to the latest fashions for summer riots and fall fracases. Items:

¶ Clothes should be loose for easy movement, particularly running. Motorcycle jackets offer good protection against clubs and Mace, but may cause heat prostration in hot weather. Clothes should have zippered pockets or none at all: "It's not unusual for the pigs to plant dope on people, and if...

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