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Court as protest

Court rooms have been used by activists as a protest site throughout history.

Protest has been brought into the courtroom in countless creative ways. Activists have dressed up in costumes, unfurled banners, stood and turned their back to the court, worn blindfolds or refused to address the court when asked, gone limp when moved or just shouted out the injustice for all to hear.

When considering any sort of protest in a court room it is vital that you consider that:

  • You may face contempt charges.
  • The penalties you receive are likely to be more severe than they otherwise would be.
  • You may affect the case of other activists on similar charges or from the same group.