The Florida Phoenix reports:
Civil rights groups have asked a federal judge to block enforcement of HB 1, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ crackdown on street protests, as thousands of opponents of Cuba’s communist government have violated the law by jamming streets in Florida.
DeSantis proposed the legislation to the Florida Legislature following last summer’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations, which in some places but not so much in Florida sparked violence.
Now signed into law, the measure specifically sanctions demonstrators who block roadways and raises criminal penalties for participants in protests that get out of hand, even if they’re not to blame. DeSantis on Tuesday changed the subject, when asked about enforcement, to the goals of the demonstrators in Cuba.
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— The Florida Phoenix (@FLPhoenixNews) July 14, 2021