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In this article the issue being talked here is that states are issuing bills that attack precisely the right to protest. These bills range from increasing penalties to protecting drivers who run over protesters. These bills have made controversies stating how unconstitutional it is and this just only hurts the community and creates worries.
In this article written by Adam Gabbatt wrote about how many states are proposing a bill that are anti-protest bills that would increase the penalties in protesting in large groups. ACLU and the national lawyers guild stated that these bills being made were unconstitutional and attack the right to speak out. Kaye and Kiai both who focus on freedom of expression and the freedom of peaceful assembly also say that this creates a worry for everyone and it would infringe the the exercise of these rights. Many states are under consideration with these bills and are along the lines violating the freedom to expression and protest.
In this article Antwan Herron,an educator, cultural critic and writer, he focuses on race, gender, politics and etc, is arguing that when african-americans protest the police have a different way of handling the situation with using violence when they were just protesting peacefully. The writer also states how on the other hand that isn’t the same for white protests, saying that they let them protest in peace. He argues how unfair this is because they white protesters get away with what they do and meanwhile african-americans protest calmly they get yelled at and this just shows how they favor one. Herron also states how history is yet not being reconned but still continue to have an influence in the present day. Throughout the article Herron talks about how wrong this is and backs up his reasons. His motive to write this article was due to the protest that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia, where Richard Spencer led a march against the states intention to tear down a confederate monument. Herron gives this as like his main motive to write this article again because of how the police didn't do anything about this mob.
Within this article, written by Caitlin Macneal, she takes a stand against Trump’s argument of how he had the right to silence those that were protesting his campaign rallies. A lawsuit brought by three protesters stated that Trump had encouraged his supporters to remove the protestors from the rally. The protesters were subjected to racial slurs, and violence, and due to those acts Trump was willing to pay any legal fees that were given to those who helped remove them. Macneal focuses on the idea that the court had allowed the President use his 1st Amendment even though the protesters also demonstrated the 1st Amendment.
in this article written by Trump’s lawyers argued that no one can protest at Trump’s campaign rallies and saying that they don’t have the right to express their dissenting views as well at his rallies. A case with three protesters who were roughed up and thrown out from the trump campaign rally claimed that people there had used excessive force on them. The lawyers then claimed to say that it was protected by the first amendment and Trump had every right to call for the removal of the protesters.