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Ga. Senate to take up protest bill on last day of legislative session

A driver who plows into a crowd of protestors blocking a street and injures or kills several people before driving away would conceivably be protected from prosecution while the protestors who blocked the street would face felonies.

And if you’ve ever participated in any form of civil disobedience, you can kiss your chances of working for the state or local government in Georgia good-bye.

Those seemingly disparate scenarios, critics contend, are covered in a protest reform being considered by the Georgia Senate on Wednesday, the final day of this legislative session, also called “Sine Die.”

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