The bills range from criminalizing protests to granting protections to those who harm or kill protesters.
GOP state lawmakers have pushed 81 new bills aimed at crushing protest in the 2021 legislative session.
The law, billed as an “anti-riot” measure by proponents, violates many First Amendment protections, critics say.
Republican lawmakers across the country have renewed their push to crack down on protesters.
GOP lawmakers are taking advantage of white supremacist violence to criminalize racial and climate justice protests.
The “Critical Infrastructure Protection Act” makes it a felony to trespass on energy company property.
More than 30 bills spanning 20 states have been introduced in an effort to increase the penalties for peaceful protest.
It’s no wonder that there is a new wave of anti-protest laws being implemented across the country. When protests are powerful, the powerful punish protest.