ACLU of Georgia

Press Advisory ACLU of Georgia Policy and Advocacy Director Christopher Bruce to Testify on SB 171 “Safe Communities Act” (Anti-Protest Bill)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 1, 2022

Media contact:  media@acluga.org

WHO

Christopher Bruce, ACLU of Georgia Policy and Advocacy Director

 

WHAT

Testifying on SB 171 (Anti-protest bill) at the Senate Judiciary Committee
Link to Bill

 

WHEN

March 1, 4:00 PM

 

WHERE

Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Room 307

18 Capitol Square SW

Atlanta, GA 30334
Link to Livestream

 

QUOTE

“In addition to its potential direct restrictions on an individual’s rights, SB 171 also allows for the crime of obstructing a street or road to be met with a death sentence. The bill would allow individuals unable to pass through a roadway due to an alleged unlawful assembly to harm or even kill the assemblers based on an arbitrary and preemptive fear of attack,” said Christopher Bruce, ACLU of Georgia policy and advocacy director.

 

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