riots and traffic-blocking demonstrations

Alabama Protest Bill Approved over Objections

Satura Dudley holds up her fist during a protest of HB445 at the Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, Ala.,  (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers have approved a bill to stiffen penalties for participating in riots and traffic-blocking demonstrations.  But Black lawmakers and advocacy groups sharply criticized the legislation Thursday, saying they fear it will…