From the Moral Majority/eLagda egroup:
Designated time and place of flash protest for March 17:
BAYWALK, Roxas Blvd – 6:30 to 7:15 PM
Plan of action:
1) Wear BLACK. BRING ALSO HAT, SHADES, AND IMPROVISED HOOD similar to the hooded witness of DOJ (see attached photo).
2) Assemble at the Aristocrat Restaurant, Roxas Blvd. between 6:15 to 6:30
3) Wait awhile for other groups in black. Take a snack, if you wish, while waiting for others.
4) By 6:30 cross Roxas Blvd. single file towards Baywalk.
5) Put on your “Makapili” hooded outfit and mingle with the regular Friday strollers at Baywalk.
6) When the signal is given, line up single file along the road and face the street.
7) Do the “thumbs down” sign to passing vehicles.
8) On cue, disperse quietly.
1) Invite as many friends, or officemates, as you can
2) If you’re an employer or a manager, invite all your subordinates to join you. Offer to “treat” them after the flash protest, if you can afford it. Hey, it’s Friday after pay day. So you can have your regular “gimmick” after this.
3) If you’re from the same office, arrange for carpooling going to the Aristocrat restaurant.
4) If you’re outside of Metro Manila, and there are enough of you to organize a protest action, just select your own place, but follow the “MAKAPILI” theme.
For feedback on last week’s MRT flash protest, please visit our blog: www.blackfridayprotest.blogspot.com
We’re still finalizing details of the International Black Friday Protest sometime in April. Abangan…
Forward this message to as many friends, relatives, colleagues, and egroups. I’ve also included below a brief description of the Black Friday Protest Movement, so those receiving your forwarded mail and hearing this for the first time will understand what we’re trying to accomplish.
Let’s paint BAYWALK BLACK on Friday.
Here’s a primer on this new form of Protest
BLACK FRIDAY – A NEW FORM OF PROTEST
The Black Friday Protest Movement was launched by eLagda on March 1 to give professionals, students, businessmen, and other sectors a venue to express their protest against the continuing and escalating acts of repression of the GMA administration as manifested in its series of proclamations – CPR, EO 464, and PP 1017 – all designed to curtail basic rights and oppress the people. Even after PP1017 has been lifted, the repressive measures continue.
Patterned after the flash mob concept, the Black Friday Protest calls on people to gather at a designated time and place every Friday wearing a black attire as a symbol of protest. There will be no programs or speeches. Instead, people will be given specific instructions on what to do, and the whole exercise should last about 30 minutes at most. It’s safe, non-confrontational, and within the bounds of the law, even under a repressive one like PP 1017. The mere “flash” gathering of the people is the expression of protest.
Where will people get instructions?
Details of the Black Friday Protest action for the week will be published at its blogsite – www.BlackFridayProtest.blogspot.com every Wednesday evening. Those who would like to receive instructions directly can also subscribe to the movement’s bulletin service by sending a blank email to BlackFridayProtestemail@example.com.