D.C. Code § 22-1307

Current through L24-146 and A24-551
Section 22-1307 - Crowding, obstructing, or incommoding
(a) It is unlawful for a person, alone or in concert with others:
(1) To crowd, obstruct, or incommode:
(A) The use of any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, or sidewalk;
(B) The entrance of any public or private building or enclosure;
(C) The use of or passage through any public building or public conveyance; or
(D) The passage through or within any park or reservation; and
(2) To continue or resume the crowding, obstructing, or incommoding after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease the crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.
(b)
(1) It is unlawful for a person, alone or in concert with others, to engage in a demonstration in an area where it is otherwise unlawful to demonstrate and to continue or resume engaging in a demonstration after being instructed by a law enforcement officer to cease engaging in a demonstration.
(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term "demonstration" means marching, congregating, standing, sitting, lying down, parading, demonstrating, or patrolling by one or more persons, with or without signs, for the purpose of persuading one or more individuals, or the public, or to protest some action, attitude, or belief.
(c) A person who violates any provision of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than the amount set forth in § 22-3571.01, imprisoned for not more than 90 days, or both.

D.C. Code § 22-1307

July 29, 1892, 27 Stat. 323, ch. 320, § 6; July 8, 1898, 30 Stat. 723, ch. 638; June 29, 1953, 67 Stat. 97, ch. 159, § 210; May 26, 2011, D.C. Law 18-375, § 2(a), 58 DCR 731; June 11, 2013, D.C. Law 19-317, § 214(a), 60 DCR 2064; June 19, 2013, D.C. Law 19-320, § 102, 60 DCR 3390.

Applicability of D.C. Law 19-317: Section 401 of D.C. Law 19-317 provided that the act shall apply only to offenses committed on or after June 11, 2013.

Burning of cross or other religious symbol, see § 22-3312.02. Conduct of prosecutions under this section, see § 22-1809. Defacement of public or private building or property, see § 22-3312.01. Disorderly conduct in public buildings and grounds, see § 22-3311. Wearing of masks for specified purposes, see § 22-3312.03. .