Civil Unrest

Technical BulletinLast updated Tuesday, September 13, 2016
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Adopted on December 15, 1791, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits … interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibit the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. The First Amendment thereby guarantees the right to for people to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue, and defend their ideas. On occasion, these assemblies go beyond a peaceable gathering and protest to civil disturbance where public safety becomes a concern.


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