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Portsmouth Lawmaker Seeks To Crack Down On Highway Protests

One Rhode Island state lawmaker want to make it an expensive decision for protesters thinking of blocking a state highway.  Portsmouth Representative Dennis Canario's bill would make it a one-thousand-dollar fine to intentionally restrict flow of a freeway.  Canario says he believes in the right to assemble and protest, but people cross the line when they threaten the safety of others.  The House Judiciary Committee is studying the bill.

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