:: EVENT RULES If you plan on attending, you must read and adhere by the rules outlined below.
Branding. IT IS CRUCIAL TO BRAND OURSELVES. Creating an effective and peaceful silent sit-in event involves a sense of unity between members. We urge you to PLEASE use the event gear provided below. You are free to create your own signs provided the following guidelines are demonstrated correctly:
> Messages and images MUST reflect the principles of WEARETHELION > Proofread your sign for spelling & grammar errors > Message on sign should be conveyed in a peaceful and appropriate manner. No profanity or violence. > Poster board only, do not attach stakes and/or other objects to the signs for easier holding. > After the event, do not litter or leave flyers/signs behind.
It's A Peaceful, SILENT, Sit-In. This is a SILENT sit-in event. Upon arrival, line up single file on the public sidewalk as directed on the map provided. Take a seat on one side of the sidewalk, do not block the sidewalk or cross ways, and remain silent.
Be Stationary. You are devoted to this cause. Sacrificing a few hours by standing/sitting silently in place is key for making a statement to the world. You may become eager when and if media, law enforcement, or Dzhokhar's attorney walk by/approach - remain calm, remain stationary, and remain silent unless spoken to. Conduct yourself appropriately and in accordance with our principles.
Be Resolute. Try to refrain from texting, except to update your social media for this cause exclusively, and remember to utilize the endorsed tags - #justice4jahar and #wearethelion. This is a peaceful and silent sit-in, someone's life is at stake. If at any occasion an individual is harassing or threatening you, do not lose your temper and stay calm. Doing so may harm the event and reputation of the movement. If you are being physically harmed in any way, contact authorities by dialing 911.
Arm Yourself With Knowledge. Know what WEARETHELION represents and what we don't endorse. Follow WEARETHELION on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram for the latest up-to-the-minute event updates.
Smile! So many people in one place and at one time may seem intimidating. Smiling makes you appear friendly and therefore, approachable. Do NOT wear masks or facial coverings.
Use Caution. Be alert and try to use the buddy system at all times. Park in a safe location and if you feel you are being followed, do not go into an isolated place and contact authorities by dialing 911. Your safety is the most important part of this event.
Be Respectful. Remain respectful and polite to everyone, regardless of their treatment toward you. Do not use profanity or phrases that do not reflect the principles of WEARETHELION. Absolutely NO violence or weapons.
Stay On Public Property. Going inside or on the front steps of the courthouse or city hall is prohibited when demonstrating. Do not block intersections, crosswalks, or cross ways on the sidewalk. Do not block sidewalk, stay to one side.
Adhere to Direction of Law Enforcement. Know your rights. However, even if you disagree in the moment, you should follow the directions of law enforcement officers. They are there for your safety. Be respectful and polite.
Do Not Litter. After the event, please take with you any and all flyers, signs, and trash that was brought as a result of the event. If you see that someone has not followed this rule, please help us by cleaning up for them. It's important for you to hand out the information we provide but even more important that we don't leave a mess.