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Florida GOP leaders release anti-riot legislation

| News Service of Florida

As supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to block congressional certification of the 2020 election on Wednesday, Republican leaders in Florida released legislation aimed at cracking down on violent protests.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, a close ally of Trump, rolled out his proposed law-and-order plan in September, weeks ahead of the presidential election last fall, as the country was roiled by protests sparked by disparate treatment of Black people by police.


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