New legislation may protect drivers who hit protestors
Last summer the massive demonstrations against racial injustice began across the nation.
Protestors used a common tactic of drawing attention to their cause – marching along the main roads that obstructed traffic. As the result, some protestors were injured due to driver’s trying to plow through the crowd.
In July when the pickup truck drove through Black Lives Matter protesters in Tulsa, three people were seriously injured, including a man who fell down and was left paralyzed.
The legislators in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa and other states have recently introduced the counterprotest measures. A bill granting drivers immunity for hitting protestors was cleared an Oklahoma Senate committee. Two others are pending in the state House.