Ron DeSantis is Intentionally Degrading the Right to Protest in Florida.

More and more rights continue to be stripped away.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readMay 17, 2022
Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald via AP file

Ron DeSantis has never taken any sort of dissent lightly.

I mean, the man even seems to view masks as dissent. Who can forget when he clearly, angrily publicly berated a group of teenagers who were going to be standing behind him at the podium for wearing masks? It should come as no surprise given what we’ve seen from him previously that he has decided to seize the moment, and ban any protesting in residential areas.

AP News reports:

“Anyone who protests in front of a private residence in Florida can face jail time and fines under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Monday.

The legislation makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to protest in a manner that is aimed at intentionally harassing or disturbing someone in their home. Violators face 60 days in jail and fines of up to $500. Protesters can only be arrested after ignoring law enforcement’s orders to disperse, however.

The governor said the new law will prevent protests in Florida like those waged by abortion rights protesters in front of U.S. Supreme Court justices’ homes in Virginia.”

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx