Know Your Rights as a Protester

The right to join with fellow citizens in protest or peaceful assembly is critical to a functioning democracy and at the core of the First Amendment. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials sometimes violate this right through means intended to thwart free public expression.

The ACLU has scads of writing on the rights of protesters and what to do if you believe your rights have been violated.

The Greater Lafayette ACLU has condensed these writings and made them available for you to print and disperse. This is a two-page downloadable document that includes the fundamentals for understanding protesters’ rights, and best practices you should follow if your rights have been violated by the state.

[Click to download PDF: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Protesters]

Author: Lauren Bruce

Lauren Bruce has been a member of the ACLU since 2003.