A team of anti-abortion protesters had their signs removed by the police outside of a public school in Mississippi.
The group of pro-life youth activists first attempted to hold signs, distribute literature, and peacefully dialogue with students on a public sidewalk in front of Murrah High School on Monday.
According to attorneys at Life Legal Defense Foundation, “Jackson school police officers immediately confronted the group and moved their signs across the street, sequestered students back inside the school grounds, and ordered students not to take the literature being handed out or speak with the demonstrators.
“The police claimed that the sidewalk belonged to the school and that they had a right to remove the pro-life activists. At the same time, the Survivors observed that the same sidewalk they were denied access to was being used by passersby and joggers.”
The protesters are now fanning out across the nation. They make stops at 200 schools annually. They have been briefed on their First Amendment rights. They obey the law. They are prepared to sue.
The team did not block joggers or passersby. So, they violated no one’s rights.
The protesters were armed with a video camera, that most dreaded weapon.
Some protesters were arrested.
Fifty years ago in Mississippi, white police arrested “outside agitators.” Now black police arrest “safety violators.” There were “safety concerns.”
When they left on Monday, school officials told the pro-life group they’d be arrested if they came back. It was when the group showed up to the public sidewalk on Tuesday that school security stepped in.
The school’s statement to WND indicates that they were prepared for this group to be on the sidewalk on Tuesday afternoon. Yet, according to school officials, security had no choice but to arrest the duo.
This is the way to fight the government: (1) public protests, (2) lawsuits, (3) video cameras.
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