Our group of people, of all ages, protested the San Diego curfew back in 1997. Here is a documentary about the protests and our tactics. I still support using the first amendment as a defense against the curfew. Meaning, you would state you are engaged in free speech by wearing a sticker, or peaceably assembling, or writing a story as a journalist and claiming the freedom of the press. However, we now feel it’s better to challenge the jurisdiction of the police, the city government, and the courts (actually banks). This is complex but much more powerful and will help in many other areas of life. Note this is not legal advice. Just details about what I might do. Notice that you are responsible for your actions. More details are here.
Many curfew laws allow a first amendment exception that allows people to be out past curfew if they are engaged in any activity listed in the first amendment. This page has directions on how to make stickers that say “Repeal the Curfew” and other messages. Wearing a sticker is engaging in free speech. I made and distributed these stickers around the time of the San Diego curfew protests back in 1997 (20 years ago!). Read more
San Diego, CA — The curfew protesters are taking their campaign to City Hall. The Campaign to Repeal the Curfew will hold a protest in the City Hall Concourse on Monday, September 29, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The two-hour protest will feature a local ska band, called No Time, which played at a previous protest in Mission Beach.
San Diego, CA — The San Diego government has more than just a safety net. To visually show that the San Diego juvenile curfew is a net of intolerance, curfew protesters will cover themselves with a fishing net at their protest tonight in Mission Bay Park.
San Diego, CA — The Campaign to Repeal the Curfew held a protest march in the Gas Lamp District last Saturday night. More than 70 anti-curfew protesters marched through the popular night spot chanting slogans such as, “This is America, where’s our freedom?” The chanting and the sheer size of the march, which stretched for more than one city block, combined to make a powerful political statement.
San Diego, CA — The curfew protesters wanted and are now getting their M-TV. As part of a series on youth rights in America, M-TV News will cover the Campaign to Repeal the Curfew’s next protest march this Saturday night in downtown San Diego. The curfew protesters will meet at 9 pm in front of Planet Hollywood.
San Diego, CA — On Saturday, August 9, the Campaign to Repeal the Curfew will have a protest march in La Jolla. After collecting almost 100 petition signatures during their march last Saturday night, they are returning to Prospect St. to promote their campaign and generate more support.
San Diego, CA — On Saturday night, 20 anti-curfew protesters marched along Prospect St. in La Jolla, California. Their march began at 10 p.m. and lasted until Midnight. The protesters chanted slogans, distributed literature, and solicited signatures for their petition.
San Diego, CA — More than 150 people attended the Rally Against the Curfew last night in Mission Bay Park. It was the 15th consecutive rally and also the most successful. Future rallies will held every Saturday until the city repeals the curfew law.
San Diego, CA — Last night was reminiscent of the United States’ persecution of Japanese during World War II. At Mission Bay Park, citizens of San Diego protested the city’s juvenile curfew law by enclosing themselves in chicken wire. They did this in order to visually show the impact of the curfew.
San Diego, CA — To San Diegans over 18, the curfew law passed by the San Diego City Council seems like a bedtime. But to those individuals under 18, the curfew is more like house arrest. To visually convey this point, the people protesting against the curfew in Mission Bay Park, will enclose themselves in chicken wire during Friday night’s entire rally.
San Diego, CA — The City Council recently reported that teen crime has declined 28 percent due to the curfew. At tonight’s Rally Against the Curfew, the protesters plan to publicly invite the Mayor to prove that the curfew law has directly reduced crime.