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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Government restrictions on protests-American Dream-09-05-2011


To forestall a planned protest, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) turned off cell phone service, angering passengers and raising questions about First Amendment rights in an age of social media protests.

The decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to cut off cell phone service Thursday evening to forestall a planned protest raises a fundamental question: Do Americans have a basic right to digital free speech or to digitally organized assembly?

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