Gov. Evers Veto’s Republican Riot Proposal

Gov. Evers Veto’s Republican Riot Proposal

Prosecutors in Wisconsin will not be able to add charges against protesters when their protests turn violent.

Governor Evers yesterday vetoed the proposal from Republican lawmakers. The idea was to allow for misdemeanor charges against anyone who attended a protest that turned into a riot, and allow for felony charges against anyone who participated in the riot. The governor said Wisconsin already has laws that cover unlawful assemblies and violence. He said this plan could have infringed on people’s First Amendment rights.

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