How Free Speech Is Done


Dispiriting account of how official "free-speech zones" are being used to contain dissent at this summer's G-8 summit in Brunswick, Georgia:

Organizers of protests…must put up refundable deposits equal to the city's estimated cost for clean up and police protection. Demonstrations may only last 2 hours, 30 minutes. Signs and banners may not be carried on sticks that might be brandished as weapons. And the signs may not be larger than 2-by-3 feet.

Reason's Jesse Walker looked at this phenomenon a while ago.