Republican Lawmakers in Five States Propose Bills to Criminalize Peaceful Protest

On Saturday, the Women’s March on Washington will kick off what opponents of the incoming administration hope will be a new era of  demonstrations against the Republican agenda. But in some states, nonviolent demonstrating may soon carry increased legal risks — including punishing fines and significant prison terms — for people who participate in protests involving civil disobedience.

Publisher: The Intercept | Author: Spencer Woodman

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governance, republicans, trump agenda, and trump protest
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2017-01-20 (Modified: 2017-01-20)

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