It is illegal to wear a mask which covers your face in SC if you are over 16 years old.
SECTION 16-7-110. Wearing masks and the like.
No person over sixteen years of age shall appear or enter upon any lane, walk, alley, street, road, public way or highway of this State or upon the public property of the State or of any municipality or county in this State while wearing a mask or other device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person demand entrance or admission to or enter upon the premises or into the enclosure or house of any other person while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity. Nor shall any such person, while wearing a mask or device which conceals his identity, participate in any meeting or demonstration upon the private property of another unless he shall have first obtained the written permission of the owner and the occupant of such property.
Official MAM Statement. Please read.
We would like to remind everyone that MAM does not support violence or aggression towards property or people. Violence will only set us back. Please be cl...ear this movement is non-violent. We want the world to hear us. We must behave like adults not stoop to the level of violence.
Our Marches are family events. We will have children, elderly, and disabled people present. Violence of any kind will not be acceptable.
Please be warned that often times Monsanto themselves will send in their own plants to try and incite or instigate aggression. Do not be fooled. They are trying to destroy our unity.
With that said, Please do not bring violence or abusive comments to our March or to our Event pages. Your comments will be deleted and if it continues you will be banned.
We encourage all organizers of the individual events to share this message.
Please be warned if you are an instigator you will not be tolerated at our march and we our organizers will ask you to stop or leave. If you continue we ourselves will politely and calmly ask a Police officer to remove you.
We encourage all organizers to be open and talk with your local police and make clear to them that these events are family events and we will cooperate and work with them to remove anyone who incites aggression.
Please understand, we are not trying to be authoritarian but that we have a responsibility to create a peaceful event for our children, parents, grandparents and all attending.
Remember the world will be watching and we have an example to set. Violence would be seized upon by the media and Monsanto. They would use this as propaganda to discredit the movement and label us as eco-terrorists. This is not a joke we are standing up against one of the most powerful corporations that ever existed.
This is why we reiterate no violence of any kind will be tolerated. We know most of you know this but for the few who did not you do now. For the instigators you are not welcome and we stand firm united in NON-Violence.
While we will be speaking up against the politicians and the cooperation’s we will not condone any comments or threats of aggression towards them. We will expose their crimes and demand justice and change of policy. We do not by any means condone any type of vigilantism . Our mission is to raise awareness, expose, and legally stop Monsanto, and their cronies, crimes against humanity. We would like to see GMOs Labeled and/or banned until they can without a doubt be proven safe. This far we have seen the opposite. GMOs are not safe. Monsanto is an unethical unmoral corporation and they have been committing crimes against humanity for decades.
This event is a platform to bring us together in Unity. From here we can work together to create a powerful base of grass roots activism . We encourage all to network together and continue to work towards supporting ballot initiatives that are in place to label GMOs or Ban then and create initiatives that have not yet been created. Continue working together to expose politicians that serve Monsanto and promote politicians that stand with the people. We encourage all to create mailing lists and or FB groups where you can continue working together after the march and until we have reached our goals. You may want to bring an ipad and have everyone who is interest type in their emails so you have a ready digital email list to bring people together for future efforts. This event has created powerful momentum and its in our best interest to brainstorm Ideas on how we can keep the ball rolling.
Saturday 12:00 -1:00 @ County Square - begin meeting and organizing route lines
Saturday 1:00 - March will commence from County Square. We will have two route plans. Plan A for up to 100 participants. Plan B for more than 100 participants. Those routes will be posted closer to the march.
Saturday 3:00 - After Party at Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery. You will be able to network and mingle while enjoying food and drink from The SWC. You can purchase beer and wine and drink it ouside on the property. It will be a great time to reflect on all we've done!
We will have a videographer and photographer there to document the entire event. If you do not wish your face to be captured, hide it whenever you see a camera.
Remember to wear red for the most part. If you did not order a shirt, you can make one. There are lots of neat ideas on the internet. Google Non GMO or Monsanto shirts and you'll find tons.
Signs - no bigger than 20X30, and no sharp edges or points on the post of the sign (handle). Remember to avoid violent references or "fear tatic" type of signs and clothing. (PLEASE read the announcement from our national oganizers about the expectations for non violent behavior).
March "rules" - MUST stay on the sidewalks and obey traffic signs (little red hand at crosswalks, etc). MUST keep moving unless you are waiting for traffic. MUST not block or impede business. These are city regulations and it is the responsiblity of the individual to follow them.
Remember there is no insurance or legal representation provided by MAM. There are organizers but no one individual is "in charge". Each person is responsible for him or her self.
I am so excited, and I cannot wait to see your faces!!