To make this and other events successful, work with your city if you can and try to stay within the Special Events ordinances if applicable. If you are leading a group, please print out copies of the guidelines above and hand them out at organizational meetings or email them to everyone that is coming to protest.
(The following paragraph is from Atlanta, but it's good info to keep in mind for your group)
Following is a list of things to remember (excerpts from ordinances) while demonstrating on City of Atlanta public sidewalks:
Signs, posters or plaques must be constructed of cloth, vinyl, paper or flexible cardboard no greater than 1/4 inch in thickness
Sign supports must not be pointed at either end.
No metal or other hard material unless a flagpole with a flag.
No plastic unless supporting a sign or banner. Hollow plastic cannot exceed 3/4 inch thickness, 1/8 wall thickness, and may not be filled with any liquid .
No solicitation whatsoever: no for sale, contributions, or commercial advertising allowed.
Signs are not permitted within government or private buildings
Firearms, explosives, clubs, missile, or any other weapons of any kind are prohibited
Open flames are prohibited
***Please don't litter. ***
Failure to abide by these rules could result in fines, arrest, or both.
Remember, above all, be peaceful and respectful.