In this chapter, you will learn what protections the law gives you as an activist. We discuss the legal right to protest. We also talk about how this right is protected in practice, by looking at common police practices.
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The right to protest is different in every country. We have written guides that describe all these different local contexts:
🇳🇱 Netherlands (written in Dutch)
🇷🇺 Russia (written in Russian & English)
🇿🇦 South Africa
🇺🇸 United States (written in English and Spanish)
🇪🇬 Egypt ( written in Arabic)
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Legal support roles
🏡 Legal back office (no guide yet)
👀 Legal observer (no guide yet)
This section has not been written yet. What legal aspects have there been to groups and their actions, especially in the case of civil disobedience? What fines or custodial sentences have been given to activists in different countries? What new laws threaten us as activists in different parts of the world?
How does State oppression affect activist groups in different countries? What can we learn from this?
What is this thing called Activist Legal Support? by Melbourne Activist Legal Support
Staying Safe: Protective Strategies for Activists by Melbourne Activist Legal Support
Backfire Manual: Tactics Against Injustice by Brian Martin
Lessons for Resisting Police Violence and Building a Racial Justice Movement by Waging Nonviolence
Resources about Police Violence and Racial Justice by Commons Librarian
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Parts of this chapter are an adaptation of the Wikipedia article on the rights to protest.