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Organize a protest (step by step manual)

1 year ago by Assange Hub
  1. Call or email your local municipality or police station to find out about rules and regulations for organizing a protest in your area. Generally speaking, you should not need to formally ask any special permissions if your protest:
  • will take place in a public square.
  • will not block traffic.
  • you will not be using a big sound system (1 speaker is normally allowed).

2. Communicate with your local group to determine Location, Date and Time of your protest.

3. Promote your event on your social media platforms using popular hashtags (

4. Determine:

  • what your activities will be (think in terms of inviting by-passers to come closer and inform themselves about JA and Wikileaks).
  • who will be the moderator.
  • who will be the guest speakers and performers (celebrities, professors, human rights organizations representatives, members of parliament…).
  • who will invite the media (journalists, reporters, bloggers, photographers…).
  • who will make signs, flyers, posters. You can find free pdf designs in the campaigning material section, or check out the DIY projects for inspiration on how to make your own.
  • who will take care of the music and the vibe. You could make a playlist from these songs or tune in to Radio Free Assange.
  • if it is a one-off protest or a recurring event.

5. Update your event page once speakers and performers confirm their participation.

6. Contact WikiLeaks official shop to discuss possible group discounts for bulk orders:

7. After the protest, share your photos, videos and local news articles on your group’s social media pages, using popular hashtags.