A mob of Black Lives Matter protestors in Oklahoma stormed the Capitol building on Wednesday in an attempt to try and stop a series of bills that would protect drivers attempting to flee from dangerous protests and police officers who are the targets of online ‘doxxing’ campaigns.
Dozens of Black Lives Matter protestors filled the rafters of the Oklahoma statehouse and forced the building. to be put into a security lockdown.
As Fox News reports:
Demonstrators chanting “Black Lives Matter” stormed the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday, forcing the state House of Representatives into lockdown, in order to protest several Republican-backed bills, including one that provides legal protections to motorists fleeing riots.
More than two dozen protesters filled the gallery on the fifth floor while the Oklahoma House in the chamber below was in session. Video showed demonstrators chanting, “Stand united against all hate,” and “We will use our voices to stand against corruption, to fight hate, to defend Black and Brown lives.” The disturbance interrupted the session for several minutes.
The demonstration was organized against what activists describe as anti-protest and anti-transgender bills advancing through the GOP-controlled state Senate and House. One bill increases penalties for protesters blocking traffic and protects drivers who unintentionally strike drivers with their cars. Another aims to protect law enforcement and their families from “doxxing.”
One man stood nose-to-nose with a lawmaker who met him on the gallery in what appeared to be a heated verbal confrontation until another female protester pulled him away. “You’re a disgrace, you’re an embarrassment to the whole f—ing nation,” the male protesters shouted as he left.