Dozens of states have introduced bills that crack down on protests. If passed into law, they would expand the definition of rioting and increase penalties for certain non-violent activities. The anti-protest bills come after a year of widespread demonstrations following George Floyd’s murder. Some argue they are necessary to help curb violent rioting and looting. Others say the bills violate the First Amendment rights of protesters and are meant to discourage them from gathering. Listen to learn more about the flurry of new bills and then debate: Are anti-protest bills unconstitutional?
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