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Protesters blocking highways could spend a year in jail if this bill becomes law

Protesters blocking highways could spend a year in jail if this bill becomes law

A bill that would hike the penalty for protesters who block highway traffic has cleared a Senate committee. All the Republicans on the panel voted for the measure, including Senator Jason Schultz of Schleswig

“Standing on an interstate is not a good place to have a temper tantrum,” Schultz told Radio Iowa after tonight’s committee meeting. “Somebody could get hurt and it could be the person angry or it could be a driver. You could have ambulances…(and) essential services held up and it is not appropriate.”

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