There are a few things to know when planning a protest in New York City. An archaic state law forbids multiple protesters from wearing identical masks at an event. Signs carried on sticks or poles are considered potential weapons and will be confiscated. And if you didn't know these facts already, you should at least get acquainted with the volunteer corps of legal observers. They do know the rules, and they're an essential element in preserving your right to free... More >>>
By photo: Jake Price/SIPA Press
Miami, November 2003: Legal observers brave the tear gas with free-trade demonstrators.