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There is no doubt that this repression represents a larger strategy by the State to quell dissent.

February 3, 2017

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There is no doubt that this repression represents a larger strategy by the State to quell dissent. Anti-protest bills have been proposed in 10 states, and seek to criminalize First Amendment activity, while Trump’s recently signed executive order on immigration (commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban”) also directly threatens First and Fourth Amendment rights. Continuing in the spirit of our last 80 years, the NLG will continue to fight against repression and for the people’s right to dissent.

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