All American citizens have a right to peaceful protest under the First Amendment. Freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble are part of the American fabric. Yet all too often, we see peaceful protesters abused by the police and arrested. If you are a protestor or an activist, read on to learn how to protect your rights.
Your First Amendment Right to Protest
The right to join with citizens in protest or peaceful assembly is essential to a functioning and well preserved democracy. The right to protest is the heart of the First Amendment. Unfortunately, in recent times and throughout history, law enforcement officials including but not limited to police officers, have violated this constitutional right in attempts to thwart free public expression and peaceful protest for matters that concern the American people.
The right of a citizen to peacefully gather, march, or demonstrate support or opposition of public policy or express one’s views, is guaranteed by freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. A peaceful protest, also known as nonviolent resistance or nonviolent action, is the act of expressing disapproval through a statement or action without the use of violence.
If you feel like you have been wrongfully accused of non-peaceful protest or demonstrations, please contact our office today. Our firm handles matters that interfere with the rights of protestors. Whether you feel you are the victim of police brutality, excessive force, failure to intervene, false arrest, or some other issue, our office can protect your rights. We have represented many different kinds of protesters, including animal rights activists and those fighting for racial equality. Our office can provide the resources and support to help you through this difficult experience.
It is our pleasure and passion to assist good people when bad things happen to them. We believe it is our duty to use our power to protect all who are willing to raise their voices in support of equality. Feel free to call us at any time for assistance, we are active 24/7 and prepared to help you through these difficult times.
You can also learn more about your civil rights and how to protect them by viewing the other pages on this section of our website. Staying informed can help you understand the violations that you may face. Feel free to contact us with additional questions.