Washington, April 3,1966

..."[I]t must be noted that petitioner's presence was unquestionably lawful. It was a public facility, open to the public ... But there is another and sharper answer which is called for. We are here dealing with an aspect of a basic Constitutional right --the right under the First and Fourteenth Amendments guaranteeing freedom of speech and of assembly and freedom to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.... As this Court has repeatedly stated, these rights are not confined to verbal expression. They embrace appropriate types of action which certainly include the right in a peaceable and orderly manner to protest by silent and reproachful presence in a place where the protestant has every right to be." 383 US 131 (1966)