Information New Yorkers need to be safe and informed while protesting.
While most of these rights come from the United States Constitution and apply equally across the U.S., some of the specifics- like information on NYC’s Right to Know Act- are rights codified in NYC law. For information on specific rights codified in other jurisdictions, check with your local public defender and/or state affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
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Last Updated: 5 May 2022
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