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BLM activists question equal exercise of Florida protest law

Photo: Mattia Faloretti
Photo: Mattia Faloretti

MIAMI (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter activists say a double standard is being used as protesters in Florida block busy roadways this week in support of Cubans demonstrating for regime change.

There has been limited action taken by law enforcement against them, despite a new law that enhances penalties against disruptions by protesters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year signed into law a measure that enhances penalties against demonstrators who turn violent and creates new criminal penalties for those who organize demonstrations that get out of hand.

Provisions of the law also put in place new rules that makes it a felony to block some roadways.

Danielle Prieur covers education in Central Florida.