posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 11:28 AM
Taken from this
news clip yesterday (1/11/07).
For Future Reference!!! Check for local ordinances regarding protesting.
Ninety protesters demonstrating against the US "war on terror" prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were arrested here after illegally entering a
federal court building, a demonstration organizer said.
The original article stated that the protesters had a permit to protest at Washington, D.C. The permit was for the protesters to be "outside".
Many protesters came into the courthouse, which usually is forbidden, and the Judge granted them the ability to protest inside, in a separate room,
under certain guidelines. The protesters allegedly broke rules that had been set down by the Judge, thus resulting in the arrests.
Now, if the protesters would have stayed outside, there wouldn't have been any arrests (at least under the pretext that no one was protesting
So for those that do not know, again, check local ordinances if you wish to participate in a protest as described in this article. Local ordinaces
are in fact protected under the 10th Amendment. The federal government cannot stop you from protesting, but the local/city officials can set forth
guidelines of how you go about doing it.
Get your permit (which cannot be denied) and abide by it. The permit is to ensure the public resources (police *for those that get out of hand* and
ambulance *for those that get hurt*) can be readily available if needed. The permit is not a means of preventing the protest, it's meant to
facilitate the protest.
[edit on 1/12/2007 by Infoholic]