Oklahoma governor signs anti-protest law imposing huge fines on “conspirator” organizations

By Alleen Brown, The Intercept, May 6, 2017

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Posted by: Eric

Summary: Oklahoma passed a broadly worded law that enables the state to fine and/or imprison protesters for interfering with the operation of fossil fuel facilities, and also impose heavy fines on organizations deemed to have facilitated the protests.

Relevance: This law is part of an emerging trend by some state governments to punish and intimidate protesters in the wake of the Standing Rock anti-pipeline action.

Action: Support protest movements and demand that the courts and federal government  protect our First Amendment rights.

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