‘Punitive and Unjust’ Anti-Protest Law in Florida

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Florida Senate Advances ‘Dangerous’ Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest 

The entire Florida Senate will now vote on the bill. On Friday, state Senate Minority Leader Gary Farmer (D-34) told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the bill “is so broadly worded, so badly defined, so potentially harmful to the right of free speech that… you could have peaceful protesters prosecuted simply for being present while someone near them… breaks the law.”

Source: Florida Senate Advances ‘Dangerous’ Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest | Common Dreams News

‘Sledgehammer to Permanently Silence Opposing Voices’: Outrage Over Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Proposed Anti-Protest Bill

“This effort has one goal: silence, criminalize, and penalize Floridians who want to see justice for Black lives,” said ACLU of Florida executive director Micah Kubic. 

Source: ‘Sledgehammer to Permanently Silence Opposing Voices’: Outrage Over Florida Gov. DeSantis’ Proposed Anti-Protest Bill | Common Dreams News