Police arrest an anti-Trump protestor for blocking traffic in downtown Chicago [Image: Getty Images].

After a turbulent start to Donald Trump’s presidency, which has seen millions of Americans take to the streets, Republican states are introducing a number of ‘anti-protest’ laws.

At least 10 new bills which aim to curb the right to protest have been filed by state legislatures in recent months.

In North Dakota, where a protest camp has been established for months on the proposed site of the North Dakota Access pipeline, legislators recently introduced a bill which would allow motorists to run over and kill a protester, so long as the driver did not “intend” to kill them.

Minnesota and Iowa have also introduced laws targeted at protesters who hold up traffic.

Next week, a North Carolina state senator will propose a bill which would make it a criminal offence to “threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against a present or former North Carolina official in the course of, or on account of, the performance of his or her duties.”

Source: US states propose new laws which could stop people protesting against Donald Trump

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