UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY PENAL CODE SECTIONS
California Penal Codes Sections 407, 408, and 409
(Failure to disperse, Order to disperse, Unlawful Assembly)
by Sue Basko
Many of the Occupy L.A. protesters were arrested under Section 409.
Please read below.
407. Whenever two or more persons assemble together to do an unlawful act, or do a lawful act in a violent, boisterous, or tumultuous manner, such assembly is an unlawful assembly. 408. Every person who participates in any rout or unlawful assembly is guilty of a misdemeanor. 409. Every person remaining present at the place of any riot, rout, or unlawful assembly, after the same has been lawfully warned to disperse, except public officers and persons assisting them in attempting to disperse the same, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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