The Right to Peaceable Assembly? Wrong

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Right?

Wrong. Republican National Convention Protests 2008 in St. Paul: Riot Police Bring out the Tear Gas

More from one innocent woman’s run-in with the police during the RNC convention.

3 thoughts on “The Right to Peaceable Assembly? Wrong

  1. Betty Victory says:

    If there was no violence on the part of the demonstrators, then it is another sad day for freedom. Some news sources were reporting that there was violence by the demonstrators. I would like to know the truth.

  2. MM says:

    I put this in the category of nothing being as simple as it seems.

    Yes, a few of the police overreacted. And a few of the demonstrators went beyond free speech: Rocks were thrown through downtown store windows, trash bins were overturned, etc.

    The good news is that an alleged plan to throw urine by the bucketful never transpired…though at least one such bucket was confiscated.

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