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GOP’s New Anti-Protest Tactic: Protecting Drivers Who Ram Into Demonstrators

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 27: People take to the streets during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown  on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. Several hundred protesters, many in masks, converged on downtown as part of a series of national outrage over the death of George Floyd. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)
People take to the streets during a Black Lives Matter protest on May 27, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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April 23, 2021 6:39 p.m.

In Oklahoma, drivers can now “unintentionally” ram their cars right into a crowd of protesters without fear of criminal prosecution, even if the demonstrators are injured or killed — as long as said drivers can prove they acted in self-defense.

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