Right To Peaceably Assemble

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Freedom of assembly sometimes referred to as freedom of association is the individual right to come together and express, promote, pursue and defend common interests. The right to freedom of assembly is recognized by the U.S. Constitution, which explicitly provides for the right of the people to peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances under the First Amendment. Freedom of assembly can be thought of as the right to peacefully protest, not to be confused with freedom of association, which is more closely linked to the right to join an association or union.

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