The National Park Service will always support peaceful assembly. To live freely and participate in society is a right many take for granted. From the uprising at what became Stonewall National Monument, to the marches along what is now the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, to the Civil War battle remembered at Gettysburg National Military Park, national parks tell the stories, even the difficult ones, of powerful places, important people, and pivotal moments that helped define our nation.
The National Park Service is committed to the peaceful expression of First Amendment rights. However, the demonstration at Federal Hall N.M. on 6/2/2020 contributed to the defacing of the memorial and we cannot tolerate violence to citizens or officers or damage to our nation’s resources that we are entrusted to protect.
Learn more at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/civilrights
Last updated: June 5, 2020