Demonstrators chanting “Black Lives Matter” stormed the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, forcing the state House of Representatives into lockdown. They were protesting new laws passed by the legislature.
One such bill would exempt drivers who refuse to stop for rioters and are trying to get to someplace safer. This does not allow people to hit the protesters driving at 80 MPH but it does allow drivers to inch their way through a crowd.
More than two dozen protesters were in the gallery as the legislature was in session on the floor below. The lawmakers were forced into a lockdown situation. But don’t expect the FBI to chase these people down. Chris Wray would fire any FBI agent who takes action against BLM. They were shouting and “We will use our voices to stand against corruption, to fight hate, to defend Black and Brown lives.”
The bills include increased penalties for blocking roads and highways and protects police officers from being doxxed. All the favorite things domestic terrorists love to do. One protester stood toe to toe with a legislator in a heated argument until a woman pulled him away.
As he left he turned to the lawmaker and said, “You’re a disgrace, you’re an embarrassment to the whole f—ing nation.”
“You are traitors, insurrectionists, seditionists,” another woman shouted as protesters trickled out of the gallery.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol escorted protesters from the building, and a drug dog was brought into the chamber to make sure “nothing was left behind,” KOCO reporter Dillon Richards tweeted.
Troopers have a dog running through the House gallery “to make sure nothing was left behind” after protestors interrupted session. Wanted to get a better shot but was not allowed into the gallery while the dog is there pic.twitter.com/gI9CKPISxN
— Dillon Richards (@KOCODillon) April 21, 2021
House Bill 1674, co-authored by Republican state Rep. Kevin West and his GOP colleague state Sen. Rob Standridge, creates a misdemeanor for unlawfully obstructing traffic while participating in a riot. It also adds criminal and civil liability protections “for motor vehicle operators who unintentionally cause injury or death to an individual participating in a riot under certain circumstances,” the Oklahoma Legislature said.
The bill also “provides that organizations found to be involved with individuals participating in riots or unlawful assemblies shall be punished by a fine that is ten times the amount of the fine authorized by the appropriate provision of the bill,” according to the proposed legislation’s fiscal analysis.
“This is an important protection for citizens who are just trying to get out of a bad situation,” West said, according to The Oklahoman. “When fleeing an unlawful riot, they should not face threat of prosecution for trying to protect themselves, their families or their property.”
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