Freedom to Protest: Guidance for Managing

  • 7/30/2020 4:00 pm

Freedom to Protest: Guidance for Managing Demonstrations

in Tennessee’s Cities and Towns


Looking for a short tutorial about managing protests and demonstrations in Tennessee? Rex Barton, law enforcement consultant with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS), has created a very informative seven-minute overview of some of the constitutional concerns local governments need to be aware of.


The freedom to peaceably assemble is a constitutionally protected right. As your entity navigates public demonstrations or protests, please consult your local attorney to confirm you are properly protecting the rights of citizens while working to ensure public safety.