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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/29/2010

D.C. restricts masked protesters

By Washington Post editors

Wearing a mask while protesting outside a residence without telling D.C. police first could now get you arrested, the Washington Examiner reports.

The D.C. Council has unanimously passed a strongly worded bill to deal with an animal rights group that has been known to wear masks and appear unannounced outside District residents' homes shouting things like "You should die." Residents have been complaining to their council members that they felt "terrorized." Critics of the bill say it's too broad and limits First Amendment rights.

Read more about a measure that restricts masked protesters in D.C. in the Washington Examiner:

By Washington Post editors  | November 29, 2010; 11:06 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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The first amendment should be protected, but so the people being targeted. Say what you want to say, but say it for real and don't hide behind a mask or the internet. Be man or woman enough to say it, because if you believe you shouldn't hide.

Posted by: bobby31 | November 29, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

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