Denver police list convention protest do’s, don’ts
DENVER, Colorado ” Denver police have issued some advice to protesters at the Democratic convention about what they can and can’t do.
A pamphlet tells protesters they can be arrested if they refuse an order to disperse, even if they aren’t breaking any law. Other grounds for arrest include blocking streets, sidewalks or parades and disrupting public assemblies.
Police say it doesn’t matter if those actions are civil disobedience or symbolic actions.
Police also remind protesters of their rights. They can protest on public sidewalks without a permit as long as they leave enough room for others to pass and obey traffic signals. Speech that angers other people is protected, but speakers can be arrested for advocating violence or breaking the law.