Free Speech Rights, Free Speech Zones, Interactions with Police, Resources and MORE
The right to join with fellow citizens in protest or peaceful assembly is critical to a functioning democracy.
But it is also unfortunately true that governments and police can violate this right—through the use of mass arrests, illegal use of force, criminalization of protest, and other means intended to thwart free public expression.
Standing up for your right to protest can be challenging, especially when demonstrations are met with confusion, excessive force, or violence. But knowing your rights is the most powerful tool you have against the stifling of your voice.