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How to find a Black Lives Matter protest in your area this week

by Leonora Antonio (2020-07-08)

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Social media tools and apps can help you find protests happening in your area.

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Today marks the 14th day of protests across the United States, following the death of George Floyd, which took place on May 25. Tens of thousands of Americans are gathering around the country to condemn acts of racial discrimination and senseless violence. Protests also swelled around the globe in outrage over police brutality, from London and Cape Town to Sydney, Tokyo and Paris. If you liked this post and you would like to receive a lot more info with regards to the Kiley Law Group has concentrated in handling cases involving automobile accidents kindly take a look at our site. If you're interested in joining a group, but don't know where to start, we offer several ways to find one in your area.

In the US, protesting is a personal choice and a legal right granted by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

Remember that:

You have rights as a protester, but there are also limits. Here's what you can and cannot do under the law.

Many protests are organized with the knowledge and support of local city councils and law enforcement authorities.

We're still in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, so it's best to protect yourself by wearing a face mask, bringing hand sanitizer and refraining from high-fives, handshakes, hugging and kissing.

Some areas have imposed a curfew, though these seem to be easing. As breaking curfew is illegal, CNET encourages you to follow local laws.

Here are additional ways to help the Black Lives Matters movement demonstrators if you're not joining the protests in person, and resources to help educate yourself about antiracism and systematic prejudice.