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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill To Protect Drivers Who Hit Rioters, As Protesters Try Breaking Into Senate

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) approved of two bills that crack down on protests Wednesday, just as demonstrators angry about the legislation barged into the state capitol, prompting the House and Senate chambers to lock their doors.

The group was protesting, in part, one bill that increases the penalties for blocking roadways and grants immunity to motorists who kill or injure protesters on the road. Another bill seeks to limit doxxing of police officers. Both bills made their way through the House and Senate’s Republican majority before reaching Stitt’s desk.

Some protesters got into verbal altercations with lawmakers. “You are a f–king disgrace to the whole country!” one shouted towards the legislators. The group then tried to get into the Senate chamber, which had locked its doors.

The group was protesting, in part, a bill that increases the penalties for blocking roadways and grants immunity to motorists who kill or injure proteste… (Read more)

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