Updated: Jul 5, 2022
Many local and state laws prohibit masks and hooded masks on public property, especially during a public meeting or demonstration.
Don't wear a mask during a protest. Weigh in potential legal risk on a local level before doing so.
District of Columbia, California, Florida, Michigan, and many other states have very specific laws regarding wearing masks and/or hoods in public. Even though your case might not qualify for a misdemeanor or criminal offense, we generally recommend you to NOT wear a concealing mask during a public protest.