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A Guide for Protesters Across the Nation
Protest and the First Amendment! A Guide for Protesters The ability to express your grievances with the government and society is an important part of what it means to be American, no matter where your views lie on the political spectrum. Here you will find a handout specifically written with protesters rights in mind. In it, you will find a step-by-step guide explaining how to interact with the police if they confront you and your rights under the United States Constitution.