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Republicans Launch the Biggest Protest Crackdown Since the Civil Rights Era

Since the election of President Trump, twenty 20 states have enacted or introduced new laws to curb protests. The bills by Republican lawmakers aims to increase penalties up to five years in prison for blocking streets and highways, immunize motorists who strike protesters, seize the assets of people involved in protests that turn violent, ban the use of masks or other disguises during protests, charge protesters for the costs of policing the protests, criminalize heckling of public officials, and allow universities to expel students convicted of participating in a violent protest.

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