Resource: ACLU, Black Lives Matter - L.A. Sue over Unlawful Curfews

By: ACLU Southern California

June 3, 2020

ACLU of Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Today, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California filed an emergency lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles (BLM-LA) and individual journalists, protesters, and other individuals — the suit challenges the draconian curfews imposed throughout Southern California to crack down on widespread protests against systemic police violence towards Black people.

The curfews’ extraordinary suppression of all political protest in the evening hours plainly violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and their blanket restrictions on movement outside working hours violate the Constitution’s protection of freedom of movement.