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February 01, 2017
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State Legislatures Move to Thwart Protests
"NPQ declared this week that 'slactkivism is over,' and the sheer number of marchers in the past week seems to bear this out. But some states have very recently introduced legislation to impede protestors, claiming that the disruption is not just a public nuisance but an actual danger. Legislatures in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, and Iowa all introduced bills to penalize or criminalize protestors." , as reported by Erin Rubin for Nonprofit Quarterly. "The Intercept summarized the anti-protest bills in this way:
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