Two Democrat legislators have filed an appeal of last session’s controversial House Bill 1, the so-called “anti-riot” law, which was pushed by Republicans to punish Black Lives Matter protesters and chill free speech.

Sen. Shevrin Jones (D-Miami Gardens) and State Rep. Angie Nixon (D-Jacksonville) have filed companion bills last week — in collaboration with The Black Collective and the Community Justice Project — to undo the “Combating Public Disorder” law, which not only infringes on everyone’s First Amendments rights but also punishes local law enforcement agencies that don’t treat demonstrators like criminals.

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