The right to protest for human rights is under unprecedented and growing threat across all regions of the world. From Russia to Sri Lanka, France to Senegal, Iran to Nicaragua, and here in the United States, governments are suppressing organized protests for human rights. That includes laws to restrict the right to protest; the misuse of force, the expansion of unlawful mass and targeted surveillance; internet shutdowns and online censorship; and abuse and stigmatization. People who are marginalized and discriminated against are disproportionately impacted.
Amnesty International’s Protect the Protest campaign was launched in July 2022 to stop the attacks on peaceful protesters, join with those targeted and support the causes of social movements pushing for human rights change. Join us!