Occupy Atlanta Legal Committee Guide for Protests

1. There is a risk of arrest at any protest or activist event. It is not safe to assume that you can avoid being arrested by attempting to follow the law.

2. The jail support phone number should be announced at all future Occupy Atlanta events. The number is 404-337-8999. If you are at an event, and no one has announced the number yet, please mic-check it for everyone. If people see an OA arrest or would like to communicate with Legal Committee, call that number or email the Legal Committee at legal@occupyatlanta.org.

3. Legal Committee can be more effective after arrests if people fill out jail support forms. The form can be downloaded here: http://occupyatlanta.org/occupy-atlanta-legal-committee-jail-support-form/. Send the completed form to legal or leave it with someone you trust who will not be going to the action. Make sure that person knows to call legal if you do get arrested.

4. If you have any legal questions related to OA activities, you can contact the Legal Committee legal@occupyatlanta.org at any time. This might include questions about where and when it is legal to march, masks or face covering, the use of amplified sound, or other issues.

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