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Ron DeSantis Targets Protestors In New Bill, Gets Called A Fascist

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Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced new legislation on Monday that would toughen penalties over property damage and other misdemeanors during protests.

According to Politico, “DeSantis told reporters during a news briefing at the Polk County Sheriff’s Office the bill would charge protesters with felonies for damaging property and inflicting injuries, as well as sentence them to mandatory jail time for hitting a law enforcement officer. The bill, which state lawmakers will consider during next year’s legislative session, would also bar protesters who commit crimes from receiving state benefits or working for the state.”

“We’re not going to go down the road that other places have gone,” DeSantis said. “If you do it, and you know that a ton of bricks will rain down on you, then I think people will think twice about engaging in this type of conduct.”

The news of the new bill sparked outrage on social media, many calling DeSantis a “fascist” for it.

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