Central U.S States creating bills penalizing disruptive protests.

Several States have joined in the creation of bills centered on  protecting the safety of its citizens from disruptive protests. Recent protests have seen demonstrators block traffic and disrupt other means of transportation. The bills are set also to punish drivers who use their vehicles and strike protesters obstructing their way.

Penalties being considered for blocking traffic include fines up to $3000 including one year jail sentences.

Many free speech activists condemn the idea and view it as a way of infringing on their 1st ammendment rights. Saying that the government is dangerously crossing the lines and targeting peaceful protests.

Peaceful protests of course are welcomed in any American city and State as long as the required permits are obtained and disruptive behavior is absent. 

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