What Are My Legal Rights at Political Rallies?
Points to consider carefully when equipping and planning
In the example you provide, it looks like the woman and her friend were keeping it cool, but were singled out as being physically disruptive. Regardless, in this case, because it was a private space, we’re not looking at content over form in terms of expression. If you’re walking into the lion’s den with a Trump-themed toilet on your shirt, be smart and document everything—this includes using your phone to make an audio recording from entrance to exit, which gets sent straight to the cloud. Consider using video, as well. You’re not likely to find a lot of allies willing to be a friendly eyewitness in a situation like that. And your recourse is going to be limited to whether the way you were treated exceeded civil or criminal standards for any person being escorted out, and possibly if you were assaulted by zealous supporters during your stay.
If you do intend to rabble rouse and be provocative, get ready to be asked to leave, physically escorted out, arrested, or more. And do some minimum research at, say, your local ACLU chapter website, because it’s easy to move into the realm of civil disobedience, something you’re going to need to be prepared for. Also, remember that what we’re talking about here is the circumstance of getting ejected from what amounts to a private function: Different rules apply under other circumstances.