Protesters in Rochester, NY, are lining up with homemade shields. Maybe this is just in case one of the peaceful protesters goes rogue and everything pops off like crazy, like we've seen. Hey, the other night someone threw a Molotov cocktail and a protester got set on fire by accident.
Maybe the shields are protection from the cops shooting some irritants and also in case one of the protesters has a misfire.
On the other hand, I don't think those plastic bin lids are gonna protect much!