Chicago Police recently arrested six protesters for “peacefully protesting,” in Chicago mayor’s Lori Lightfoot’s neighborhood, the week of August 16, while the rest of the city was nearly destroyed by those same group of anarchists/ mob groups that have been destroying cities since late May/ early June.
The six protesters were arrested the week of August 16 outside of mayor Lightfoot’s neighborhood. Interestingly, none of the six were from Illinois or Chicago, and were hit with “misdemeanor, residential picketing charges.” Three were from the state of New York (different cities and towns in the state), one was from Pennsylvania, one from Arkansas, and the sixth is from Seattle Washington.
Chicago PD restricted protesters from entering the Logan Square block, Mayor Lightfoot’s neighborhood, but several protesters ignored police commands and entered.
The Chicago PD sent out an order which was reported by the Chicago Tribune, saying “The directive surfaced in a July email from then- Shakespeare District Commander Melvin Roman to officers under his command. It did not distinguish between the peaceful protesters Lightfoot regularly says she supports, and those who might be intended to be destructive, but ordered that after a warning is given to protesters.”
The ACLU filed a motion against the order, saying, “The Supreme Court has found that the government can prohibit protests at a single home residential area, but that does not necessarily extend to the entire block,” ACLU spokesman Ed Yohnka said in a statement.
Several other mayors have also restricted protesters from in front of their own front yards, according to The Daily Wire.
“The right to free speech, and peaceable assembly, includes the right to choose one’s audience, and government actions that limit that for the sake of residential privacy must be narrowly tailored to protect that interest,” the ACLU statement continued.
Mayor Lightfoot justified the arrests by saying that she received death threats.