Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis Announces Bill That Would Criminalize Many Common Forms Of Protest

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) last week announced a major crackdown on common protest techniques performed by what he characterized as “violent agitators.”The governor introduced the legislation to make many everyday protest actions felonies at a press conference at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.DeSantis’ legislation package is referred to as the “Combatting: Violence, Looting, Disorder and Law Enforcement Protection Act.” The bill was designed to maintain “law and order” in the nation’s largest swing state during the final weeks of a campaign season otherwise dominated by President Donald …

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