GOP bill toughening protest penalties moves to House floor

Published 8:07 am Thursday, March 29, 2018

ST. PAUL — Protest organizers could be financially and criminally liable if their event leads to property damage in Minnesota under a proposed bill.

The House Public Safety committee advanced the Republican-backed bill Wednesday over objections from Democrats and civil rights groups. Republicans argue the bill would help prevent damages to public infrastructure and hold groups who encourage people to break the law accountable.

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