Florida’s protest bill raises concerns about unequal treatment of left- and right-wing activists

February 3, 2021 ☼ floridagopprotestblm

Source: The Washington Post

Link: Florida’s protest bill raises concerns about unequal treatment of left- and right-wing activists

After months of public outrage and accusations of discrimination over the disparate penalties, New Port Richey police dropped the citations against Boneta and six other Black Lives Matter demonstrators in early January. But not before the Tampa-suburb became another front in the national debate over whether authorities treat left-wing protesters too harshly while cozying up to far-right extremists.

They absolutely treat these differently. One is white and armed. The other is not.