Know Your Rights for Protesters

Our updated Know Your Rights for Protesters booklet is a more comprehensive version of our classic pamphlet, with more information for protesters at higher risk of being targeted by law enforcement. This resource is best to use in advance of an action or demonstration, to give you the kinds of information that will help you know your rights and risks. Because it is much longer than the original version, it may take longer to read.

This booklet was created by the National Lawyers Guild, in collaboration with the National Police Accountability Project, National Immigration Project of the NLG, and the Know Your Rights Camp, with material from the NLG Disability Justice Committee, NLG Mass Defense Committee, and NLG law student members.

You can open the full PDF by clicking the cover image next to the text, or at this link. Printed booklets can be obtained by going to

Know Your Rights: A Guide for Protesters

Updated KYR Book - Español

Updated KYR Book - Arabic

Updated KYR Book - Farsi

Classic KYR Booklets

These Know Your Rights (KYR) booklets are designed to be a practical resource for people dealing with law enforcement. The 16-page primer advises people of their rights when confronted by FBI agents or the Department of Homeland Security. It also includes information for noncitizens and minors. These booklets are available for free download below. Some printed booklets (in English, Spanish, Arabic) can be obtained by going to

We also have a KYR guide during COVID-19, produced in collaboration with Vision Change Win,  a KYR Guide to Traffic Stops created by the NLG Arkansas Chapter, and a guide for students protesting on university campuses.

KYR English

KYR Spanish

KYR Arabic

KYR Bengali

KYR Urdu

KYR Persian (Farsi)

KYR For Campus Protests

KYR During a Traffic Stop