White supremacist opposition grows for Leith, NDLeith, ND (WDAY TV) - There appears to be a groundswell of support growing for those opposed to the white supremacists coming to Leith, North Dakota, this coming weekend.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Leith, ND (WDAY TV) - There appears to be a groundswell of support growing for those opposed to the white supremacists coming to Leith, North Dakota, this coming weekend.
In addition to members of the National Socialist Party coming to Leith to inspect property they now own, a busload of protestors is set to leave Bismarck for Leith on Sunday.
Meantime, a letter has gone out to those planning to make the trip, outlining the do's and don'ts of protests and rallys.
Using a page right out of the ACLU, UNITY North Dakota on Facebook is outlining what is legal and not at the planned protest against the white supremacists expected to gather in Leith this weekend.
The letter points out that free speech does include picketing public places and heckling. The ACLU also reminds protestors that police can disperse a group if they expect violence to break out. Not doing so can result in arrest. The protestors are also reminded that police can search demonstrators if they believe there are weapons or illegal items involved.
Demonstrators are told to remember police officer's badge and patrol car numbers. Protestors are also told to pack medication in case there are arrests.
The letter also points out that the First Amendment allows protestors to criticize; even swear at police, but the ACLU points out insulting, arguing and running away from police may get you arrested.