While hundreds of police officers planned to swarm peaceful assemblies in Denver and New York, lawyers for #OccupyDallas filed an injunction with the federal court system on Wednesday, arguing for their right to protest, without a permit, in a city park.
As of this morning, #OccupyDallas is still one of the few occupations that has not seen a single arrest made. However, city officials have threatened to break up the demonstration, because the group does not have a million-dollar insurance policy covering the event. Without such insurance, it is impossible to receive an event permit from the city.
Protesters argue that the million dollar insurance rule is for events which draw crowds of 2500+, and that the the city’s actions would infringe on the First Amendment rights of the ~200 people gathered in Dallas’ Pioneer Plaza.
You have the right to assembly- if you have the cash to pay for it.