Protest. Know your rights. Get important information from trusted sources.
In the U.S., we have a robust infrastructure to support people raising their voices for democracy and justice. After all, protest movements and dissent are part of our national story, and we’ve learned a thing or two in the past 250 years.
Popular protests led to the vote for women and Blacks, an end to child labor, advanced LGBTQ and women’s rights, workplace safety and environmental protections. That doesn’t happen without a lot of strategic planning and organizing.
If you’ve never been to a protest before, or if you’ve been to dozens, check out these resources from trusted civil society organizations so you will Know Your Rights, understand how to safeguard your privacy, and how to protect yourself from tear gas and other weapons police may deploy, even learn how to organize a protest.
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Learn what might happen when police stop or arrest you while you’re protesting, how you can best assert your rights, and what should happen after you’ve been taken into custody.
Answers questions you may have about what to do if you or a loved one is arrested while protesting, including common arrest procedures, your rights, and best practices.
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