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    Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the U.S. Capitol

    Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Capitol in Washington. As Congress prepares to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's victory, thousands of people have gathered to show their support for President Donald Trump and his claims of election fraud. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    “America was born in protest.” In this episode of Your Democracy, we explore the history and legal limitations of protest. The 1st Amendment protects free speech including the right to peaceable assembly where the legal line is drawn when protests violent. 

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