#WaveOfAction Know Your Rights: NYC Mask Law Edition

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Date(s) - 04/04/2014
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Foley Square
Lafayette & Centre St
New York

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#WaveOfAction Know Your Rights: NYC Mask Law Edition

Did you know you can be arrested for wearing a mask during #WaveOfAction?

Police in New York City sometimes enforce a very old city law that bans masks and facial coverings at gatherings of two or more people unless it is “a masquerade party or like entertainment.”

If there is more than one masked individual at an event, everyone wearing a mask could get arrested.
The law permits the police to use discretion in enforcement, so there may be some situations, and some types of face coverings, that police will ignore.

The law can apply to gas masks, bandanas, Halloween-type masks, and any other mask or disguise.
Join members of OWS Direct Action & Legal Observer Support Community as they lead a informal skill share about the laws applicable to Wave of Action events.

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