Raleigh Police Respond to Planned #ReopenNC Protest: “Protesting is a non-essential activity.”

This is going to be interesting…

Raleigh Police
@raleighpolice
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7h
We are aware of the #ReopenNC protest that is occurring in Downtown Raleigh on Wilmington and Jones Street and are monitoring the situation.

Raleigh Police
@raleighpolice
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6h
The protestors are in violation of the Governor’s Executive Order and have been asked to leave. #ReopenNC

Raleigh Police
@raleighpolice
Replying to
@thmsftz
Protesting is a non-essential activity.

Our Founding Fathers never once said that the rights given to us by our Creator go out the door in the case of a viral pandemic.

In other words, the Constitution still exists and it still protects us from tyrants.

The Raleigh Police Department had the nerve to tell someone on Twitter that protesting is a non-essential activity.

I misspoke before when I said that the Constitution only applies to the federal government. I forgot that the 14th Amendment makes the Bill of Rights applicable to the states through the Due Process clause of said amendment.

So what the actual fuck, Raleigh police?

legalinsurrection.com/2020/04/first-amendment-fail-raleigh-police-department-do-not-think-protesting-is-an-essential-right/

 

 

h/t BFD