Check out our Know Your Rights guide that’s specific to demonstrating in D.C

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects “the freedom of speech” as well as “the right of the people peaceably to assemble.” So you have a constitutional right to demonstrate. Here’s some advice on how to exercise that right.
View and download the printable guide here.

Demonstrations

 

Here’s some additional practical information you might need:

Permit information
Map of D.C. hospitals
Police precinct contact information

And here’s some more general Know Your Rights information:

Know Your Rights When Protesting
Know Your Rights When Photographing in Public
Know Your Rights with DC's Marijuana Laws

File a claim with ACLU-DC

Download the ACLU-DC Mobile Justice App before attending any events.

Record. Witness. Report. Mobile Justice

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