Share your perspective on protesting: Un-American or a patriotic duty?

America has always been a country of protests. From the Boston Tea Party to this year’s Women’s March, Americans have a tradition of taking to the streets to voice their grievances. Sometimes protests involve strict, intentional adherence to the rules, and some involve civil disobedience, willfully breaking laws to make a point about a larger issue.

Cronkite News wants to know what you think. Are public demonstrations time-honored expressions of free speech? Is civil disobedience simply a brazen act of lawlessness? Let us know why, and inform our coverage of the issues you care about.

We will not publish your response without your permission. A journalist from Cronkite News or the Public Insight Network may contact you for further reporting.

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