City Launches Protest Coordination Service

Keeping 1st Amendment Activities Safe in Albuquerque

July 31, 2020

City of Albuquerque today announced a new effort to help with coordination of safe and peaceful protests in Albuquerque. The City’s Office of Equity and Inclusion rolled out a new webpage and hotline to promote a dialogue with community members to help protect their rights and safety as they practice their First Amendment Rights.

“We are committed to protecting the civil rights of all of our residents, including the First Amendment right to protest,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “That’s why we are finding new ways to connect with organizers about critical information to help keep them safe as they plan their First Amendment activities.”

Residents who wish to hold a protest or demonstration for any cause can call the hotline at 505-269-5927. From there they can get information on protesting and limitations on different city properties, or be connected to resources for coordinating traffic control or street closures. The new webpage currently includes information about permitting, COVID-19 safe practices, and gun laws and enforcement.

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