The American Civil Liberties Union has announced a nationwide training session to better inform protestors and demonstrators of their right, especially in anti-Trump protests.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, at a sports arena on the University of Miami’s campus. The event is going to be live streamed in all 50 states. The ACLU released numbers that showed more than 50,000 people were going to physically come to the event in Miami.
The ACLU says their aim is to protect citizens, since in the time that president Trump was elected, nationwide protests have broken out on more than one occasion, resulting often in violence and taxing local police forces.
The AP reports:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a nationwide training event to make people aware of their rights as protesters.
Organizers say the event Saturday at a sports arena on the University of Miami campus is being livestreamed to locations in all 50 states. The ACLU says at least 50,000 people have signed up to attend a local event in person.
The ACLU says the purpose is to inform people of their rights at demonstrations and protests. The election of President Donald Trump and several of his subsequent executive orders have sparked frequent protests around the country.
The ACLU has also launched a new grassroots online organizing platform called PeoplePower.org.