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South Florida deputies told not to enforce Florida’s ‘anti-riot’ law unless necessary

Black Lives Matter Protest
A protester yells as he take part in a Black Lives Matter rally, Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Seattle. Several thousand people attended a downtown rally and then marched to the federal courthouse to call attention to minority rights and police brutality. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Do you think individuals should have a choice to peacefully protest?

So many questions and not enough answers.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has reportedly pushed back when it comes to Florida’s new “anti-riot” law.

According to the Sun-Sentinel deputies are being told not to enforce the law unless it is absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, they must run it up the chain of command first.

The new law, signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, increases the penalties in connection with protests.

People accused of participating in a riot could face 15 years in prison.

The law has been a source of controversy, as some insist it infringes on people’s First Amendment rights to demonstrate peacefully.