Chilling Anti-Protest Bills Are Popping Up Across America


    Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty ImagesAfter two months of protests across from the State Capitol building in Nashville, Tennessee lawmakers voted for a tidy way to disperse their new neighbors: making it illegal to camp there.The law, which also targets protests on public property, makes convictions punishable by up to six years in prison—and even loss of voting rights.The Tennessee bill, passed by the state legislature last week, was the latest legislation targeting dissent in a year marked by nationwide protests against racism and police brutality. It follows a Michigan bill that would classify rioting as terrorism, and a slew of recent legislation—begun before George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police in late May—imposing harsh punishments on anti-pipeline protesters. Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here


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