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Important: Review city picketing ordinance. Limit bags to 3"x6"x8" unless see-through. See the list of allowed bags and items.


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Do NOT bring large bags or backpacks unless they are see-through.

Safety is of utmost importance on Saturday.

The Rally will abide by the City of Greenville's Picketing Ordinance. Please note these signage & demonstration limitations, and keep in mind that they exist to keep us all safe! #comeinpeace #peaceandpositivity #peacefulorotest #womensmarchGVL2018 Thank you in advance for abiding by these guidelines, thank you to the city and police for working with us to make sure everyone is safe! 

Captain Wilkes, Greenville Police Department, has clarified that the following will be allowed:

  • Strollers and diaper bags
  • Folding chairs
  • Wheelchairs, medical crutches, walkers
  • Muslim women with partially covered faces



Prohibited Items:

  • Sticks, poles, rods or other hard objects to support signs (excluding commercially available corrugated cardboard tubing)
  • Sign Composition:
  • Paper, cardboard, poster board, cloth, vinyl, or other non-rigid material is allowed - Sign material should not exceed 1/32” thickness
  • Signs composed of paper, cardboard, poster board, or similar material may not exceed 20” x 30” (600 sq. in)
  • Signs composed of cloth, vinyl, or similar material may not exceed 4’ x 6’
  • Signs cannot block/inhibit the flow of traffic in a roadway or on pedestrian walkways. City of Greenville 

Demonstration prohibitions:

  • For public safety reasons, the following are prohibited in the immediate proximity of event: 
  • Open flames and combustible solids 
  • Sticks, poles, selfie sticks, or other similar elongated solid objects capable of inflicting bodily harm as a striking or stabbing object, excluding commercially available corrugated cardboard tubing as the supporting article for signs, flags, and the like 
  • Backpacks, satchels, bags, coolers, or similar personally carried containers exceeding 6 inches by 8 inches by 3 inches, except when said container is completely clear and see through 
  • Any firearm or ammunition except as permitted by the South Carolina Code of Laws 
  • Any mechanical or handmade contrivance that launches any projectile of solid, liquid, or gaseous composition, including aerosols/pressurized canisters 
  • Any stabbing, cutting, slicing, or striking blade, whether metal or other solid composition 
  • Any striking object, such as a bat, stick, brass knuckles, martial arts weapons, implement handles, and the like, which would inflict bodily injury 
  • Any facial mask, headgear, or cloth worn over any portion of the face, which prevents facial identification of a person 14 years of age or older 
  • Any carried object that resembles or serves the purpose of a shield 
  • Any armor or defensive covering that resembles or serves the purpose of defensive body armor 
  • Carried signage exceeding the size restrictions set forth in section above 
  • Bicycles, automobiles, and mopeds


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