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Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Where is it OK to protest?


Today, The Post brings up an issue that we’ve discussed plenty of times around these parts: Where is it OK to protest, and where is it not?

Last week, a group of anti-abortions activists in Maryland pushed the issue, targeting the school attended by the landlord of a Germantown space used by an abortion provider. The group demonstrated outside Robert Frost Middle School in Rockville last Thursday — back to school night, no less — specifically targeting the sixth-grade daughter of the landlord who rents to LeRoy Carhart, who has been performing abortions in the office space since December.

The strategy certainly isn’t new, nor is it used by conservatives alone. Earlier this year anti-Walmart activists protested outside the Woodley Park home of one of the developers; in February, D.C. voting rights activists roused Speaker of the House John Boehner at his Capitol Hill apartment. In 2005, one Capitol Hill resident outed a neighbor who worked for a firm that lobbied on Sudan’s behalf.

[Continue reading Martin Austermuhle’s post at DCist.com.]

Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

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