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to restore order, insure the protection of Government
property and submission to the constituted authority;
In order that their lives and their persons may not
be endangered, I adjure all people to keep away from
all scenes of disorder.
In the name of the President of the United States,
I command that you disperse and retire peaceably to
(3) Subsequent to issuance of the military commander's
proclamation, it may be necessary to employ troops in dis-
persing crowds. In such cases, prior to use of force, the
immediate commander of troops should make the following
"In the name of the President of the United States, I
command that you disperse and retire peaceably to your
c. Reasonable time should be allowed for the people to
comply with the verbal proclamation before more severe
action is taken. Once the crowd is dispersed, it must not be
allowed to re-form. Patrols should be detailed to follow and
prevent small groups from reassembling. Persons who stand
out as leaders of the lawless element or who seem to be
trying to excite the crowd to unlawful action should be
44. MOB TACTICS. a. Mobs are normally dealt with
in the same manner as a crowd, that is, by a display of mili-
tary strength and issuance of an oral proclamation.
b. The commander should be prepared to enforce his
orders for dispersal if the mob does not disperse within a
reasonable time. To encourage those who may be disposed
to disperse, but fear detection by the mob leaders, or mob
retaliation, the mob may be blanketed in a cloud of chemical
(HC) smoke. Factors to be considered in the use of smoke
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