FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are setting up a designated protest zone for nightly demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri.
The plan was announced Monday by St. Louis County police. Spokesman Brian Schellman says authorities are encouraging peaceful protesters to stay in the zone.
But it wasn't clear what would happen to those who refuse to go into the designated area along West Florissant Avenue, where the majority of protests have occurred.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: LDragonFire
And don't think you won't be manhandled, shoved in the back of the ol paddy wagon and hauled off either.
Just ask this Getty photographer arrested an hour or so ago.
Can't have pictures leaking out showing what's going down on the ground in Ferguson. No matter what you believe about the incident itself, these asinine "zones" are an affront to our freedom and nobody should stand for it.