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Big difference between peaceful assembly and riot


The right to protest is one of the oldest and most-respected rights in the American democratic system.

The right of citizens to peacefully protest is protected by the First Amendment. But there are limits to even the most important rights.

Protests that turn violent are called “riots.”

First Amendment rights aside, there are laws against rioting and inciting others to riot.

Next Thursday will be the first anniversary of one of the darkest days in the history of the United States.

It was Jan. 6, 2020 when anarchists stormed the U.S. Capitol resulting in members having to be sequestered.

Four people died and thousands of dollars of damage to the Capitol was inflicted by the rioters.

If he did incite the riot, then President Trump, should be facing the penalties of such a crime and not be allowed to run for office again.



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