Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk Protests Police Brutality

(Florida, US) Black Lives Matter Restoration Polk, a local group of the national BLM movement, was protesting the proposal of a law-and-order bill. DeSantis’ controversial law-and-order package “would create new felony crimes when property is damaged or when people are injured as a result of protests involving seven or more individuals. The measure would also make it a crime to obstruct traffic during unpermitted protests or demonstrations and do away with bail or bond for people involved in violent protests.” However the legislation was vague on what “disorderly” or a “mob” was defined as. Racial justice advocates argue that the legislation will be misused to target minorities and peaceful protesters. DeSantis didn’t meet with any representative from BLM before proposing the legislation. More of this story here.

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