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DeSantis Proposes Law To Quash ‘Disorderly Assemblies’ In Wake Of Floyd, Other Protests

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Gov Ron DeSantis said Monday the state plans to crack down on people involved in what he called “disorderly assemblies.”

DeSantis' proposal comes in reaction to demonstrations that erupted over the spring after the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. It will be filed for the next legislative session that convenes in March, DeSantis said.

DeSantis said the law would include minimum six-month jail terms for anyone found guilty of throwing an object at law enforcement officers. It would also define specific felony penalties for blocking roadways, toppling monuments, or harassing people in public among other things.

Read more at our news partner the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

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