Recent events had me thinking about this and I remember reading something a while back about helping yourself if caught in a crush of people so was wondering what people here thought. This is NOT political btw. A couple of days before the now infamous Capitol 'riot' where some were saying they were crushed by the crowd, it was the anniversary of the deaths of over 60 people including children on stairs as they left a football match in Glasgow. It made me wonder what we could do if caught in such a situation. Ignoring the obvious advice of avoiding crowds, demos and events in arenas/stadiums etc. sometimes you can find yourself in a crowd and unable to get out. I've walked past an Underground station in London as people were streaming out at rush hour which was a bit hairy. Not that long ago we had a fire and a terrorist attack on the Underground with people rushing out in fear. We've always had large crowds swarming the streets with sports events, quite often there's violence. Demonstrations however well policed can overflow into non demonstrators. Being caught in a crowd is like being caught in a riptide while swimming so people any advice? No comments about politics please but ways to help avoid being crushed or worse and not starting fights unless totally unavoidable!