States Weigh New Limits on Demonstrations

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After 200 police officers cleared the last demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline from their sprawling encampment on the North Dakota prairie last week, Gov. Doug Burgum signed four bills aimed at making it easier to control such protests, the New York Times reports. He placed the state in the vanguard of an emerging backlash by conservative forces against political and social advocates who see even unruly demonstrations as free speech protected by the Constitution. In a season rife with . . .

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