View the webinar slides (pdf).

How can cities prepare for protests? In a free webinar recorded on April 1, League staff was joined by John Swenson, the public safety director for the City of Lino Lakes, and took attendees through the practical concepts and laws related to First Amendment free speech rights and protests.

Please note: You cannot earn POST credits for watching the recording of this session. Only participants who took part in the live event could earn the credit.

Background Materials

First Amendment Concepts for Protests in Cities

To receive a copy of the policing protests memo of law handout or the residential picketing and protests checklist, please email Tracy Stille at


Aisia Davis, Staff Attorney II, League of Minnesota Cities
Tracy Stille, Public Safety Project Coordinator, League of Minnesota Cities
John Swenson, Public Safety Director, City of Lino Lakes


Don Reeder, Public Affairs Manager, League of Minnesota Cities