Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R-FL) office is pushing back after members of the establishment media, particularly in Florida, accused the governor of hypocrisy by asserting he is not using his anti-riot law to halt peaceful demonstrations in the state.
The Miami Herald’s editorial board published a piece Tuesday with a glaring headline loaded with suspicion: “DeSantis’ anti-riot law didn’t apply as Cuba protesters shut down a Miami-Dade road. Hmmm…”
“Florida’s misbegotten anti-riot law leaves even peaceful demonstrators subject to being arrested if a protest is arbitrarily deemed a ‘riot.’ The law explicitly makes blocking a highway a felony offense,” the board wrote.
“Worse, it gives civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters who are blocking a road — basically, encouraging haters to do just that,” it asserted.
The editorial board’s bitter diatribe followed peaceful demonstrations in the state as people stood in solidarity with thousands of Cubans