President Obama Signs “Anti-Protest” Bill H.R. 347
President Obama signed bill H.R. 347 (also known as the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011) into law on March 9th, amid numerous protests from the Occupy movement, as well as other agencies. HR 347 is a modification from Senate bill S. 1794, which restricted people from entering or blocking public areas that have been closed off by Secret Service while a person under their protection is passing through. The law also included major public events, such as the Inaguration and Presidential campaigns.
- The Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 (volokh.com)
- Can the Secret Service tell you to shut up? (trutherator.wordpress.com)
- The Criminalization of Protest: Say Goodbye To Free Speech in America (climate-connections.org)