WI: Federal judge rules protesters can’t march through GOP National Convention security zone

Source: SFGate

“A federal judge ruled Monday that protesters can’t march through a security zone at the Republican National Convention, handing a defeat to liberals who had pushed to have closer access to where delegates will be gathering next week in Milwaukee. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Coalition to March on the RNC 2024 filed a lawsuit last month against the city of Milwaukee, alleging that the city’s plans for protesters violated their free speech rights. They had asked the judge to order that the city design a protest parade route that is within sight and hearing of the Fiserv Forum where thousands of Republicans will be gathering starting Monday to nominate Donald Trump for president. U.S. District Judge Brett Ludwig said in his order that protesters have a right to march in protest of the RNC, ‘but the First Amendment does not allow them to protest or parade in any way they choose.'” (07/09/24)