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Restore the 4th!


On this July 4th, the Massachusetts Pirate Party joins with the Restore the 4th coalition to protest our government’s continuing efforts to subvert the 4th Amendment of our constitution. We will not stand idly by while our right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures is trampled in the name of security. You can find out more about the July 4th protests in Boston at the Facebook event or consult the schedule.


09:00 – 10:00: Gathering outside the Old State House in preparation for the day.

10:00 – 11:00: Listening reverently to the Declaration of Independence. We need to be respectful, save the protests for after.

11:00 – 12:00: We’ll spend a bit of time at the Old State House milling about and talking with the crowds that gathered for the reading. We will then head just up the street to some mobile stores to perform a ‘cease & desist’ regarding the data they are handing over to the U.S. Government. Afterwards we will make our way to Boston Common.

12:00 – 13:00: We’ll be demonstrating on the Common as well as gathering signatures against the upcoming MA wiretapping bill. This bill looks to largely expand the use of surveillance against MA citizens.

13:00 – 14:00: We’ll make our way over to Dewey Square.

14:30-17:00: March throughtout Boston including Faneuil Hall, and the Esplanade!

What to bring: Water, fliers and SIGNS, lots of SIGNS.  Here are some ideas they came up with for some slogans:

  • Restore the Fourth!
  • No Warrant, No Search
  • Repeal the Patriot Act / NDAA
  • Don’t Spy on Me
  • Abolish DHS
  • No “Random” Searches
  • Snowden is a Hero
  • Secret Courts/Laws are not Transparent.


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