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Lawmaker Proposes Bill Making ‘Illegal Protests’ a Felony, Calls Them ‘Economic Terrorism’

A Republican state senator plans to propose a bill that would make it a felony to participate in protests that cause what he labels “economic terrorism.”

Washington State Sen. Doug Ericksen, who served as the deputy director for the Donald Trump campaign in The Evergreen State, says the bill would allow felony prosecution of people involved in protests that block transportation and commerce, damage property, threaten jobs and put public safety at risk.

On “Fox & Friends Weekend” this morning, Ericksen said that he supports citizens’ right to protest, but this bill is targeting those who “take it to the next level.” – READ MORE