With an increase in police brutality, street medics have become a valuable asset to major protests. They are in charge of providing medical care and the basic needs of protesters. They provide a range of services, from making sure the people have water to treating wounds in an emergency. Street medics have played an important role in history. Make sure to know your skills and knowledge in medical use before hand. Your there to help, not make things worse! It is encouraged to take a courses in first aid and CPR. If your willing to devote the time, you can get EMT or Paramedic training to further your skills.
As a street medic, you will need to keep your equipment on you at all times. Some basic equipment includes: Ace Bandages, triangle bandages, gauze wraps and pads, tape, closure strips for wounds, Isopropyl alcohol, tweezers, anti biotic ointment, clean bandanas or rags, and latex free gloves. It is also a good idea to carry basic medicine for headaches, stomach aches, etc.
As a medic it is your job to know the risks involved and protect the people at all costs. In many cases, medics are targeted by the police to strike fear in the crowd. You will need to know how to treat common illness. It is also very important to evaluate each wound thoroughly before treating! If you have any doubt that you are not capable of treating someone, do not proceed. In some cases you will need to call an ambulance.
For a full guide on how to become a street medic and how to treat some of the more common wounds and illnesses check out the @AnonMedics Street Medic Guide: http://pastehtml.com/view/b57sj5taz.rtxt