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Indiana Rep. introduces bill aimed at protesters

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 18:01:47-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN 3rd District, has introduced a bill taking aim at protesters.

The "Support Peaceful Protest Act" would ban protesters convicted on crimes such as violence, looting, or vandalism from federal unemployment assistance.

Protesters would also be held financially liable for the cost of federal policing.

In a press release, Banks said:

"Antifa thugs are descending on suffering communities, disrupting peaceful protests and leaving violence, looting and vandalism in their wake. They turned Milwaukee, Seattle and Portland into warzones, and now they're moving the chaos to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Who knows which community is next?"