Experiments with Truth: Analysis

Do laws prohibiting protest work?

In recent weeks and months, several nations introduced legislation to suppress, minimize, or completely outlaw public demonstrations. Many Western powers, international human rights organizations, and activists condemned these recent laws against protest. In the long-term, these laws could present serious challenges to guaranteeing freedom of expression and assembly if they are upheld. However, in the short-term, these laws have not deterred citizens from gathering in large numbers in spite of increased punishments and frequent arrests.

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