Protesters: Know Your Rights
The ACLU of Nevada is serious about protecting the First Amendment rights of all Nevadans. Whether you are involved in an Occupy or Tea Party protest, you have a constitutional right to engage in peaceful protest in a traditional or designated public forum. If you are in a public forum making your voice heard, be sure you know your rights.
- For general information on your First Amendment right to protest, perform, and demonstrate see ACLU of Nevada’s Know Your Rights: The First Amendment and Police Encounters (PDF)
- For information on how to interact with police see the ACLU of Nevada’s What to Do If You’re Stopped by the Police (PDF)
- For the right to take photographs and videotapes, see the ACLU’s Know Your Rights: Photographers.
- To assist with training legal observers, see the National Lawyers Guild's Legal Observer Training Manual.
If you feel that the your rights or the rights of other protesters have been violated, please take a minute to file a complaint with the ACLU of Nevada. Be advised that the ACLU of Nevada is not a legal services agency and does not have the resources to do any in-person or over-the-phone consultations whatsoever. The ACLU of Nevada cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with assistance.