Demonstration Guidelines: Counter-Demonstrations

University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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A demonstration or event on campus may invite the presence of opposing views. When these occasions arise, all parties have a right to expression that must not be obstructed. In the interest of community safety and protection of rights, the University may designate a separate demonstration area for counter-demonstrators. As with demonstrations, counter-demonstrations must not infringe upon others' rights to engage in peaceful assembly, the free exchange of ideas, or interfere with the rights of others to make use of campus facilities or attend university functions. This includes, but is not limited to, not damaging, defacing, marking, altering, or interfering with signs, tables or exhibits, or other items posted or displayed by others.