BLM activists question equal exercise of Florida protest law

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Demonstrators sing the Cuban national anthem during a rally, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Miami. Several protests broke out in Miami in solidarity with the thousands of Cubans who waged a rare weekend of protests around their island nation against the communist regime. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

MIAMI (AP) — Some Black Lives Matters activists say a double standard is being used as protesters in Florida block busy roadways this week in support of Cubans demonstrating for regime change.

There has been limited action taken by law enforcement against them, despite a new law that enhances penalties against disruptions by protesters.

Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year signed into law a measure that enhances penalties against demonstrators who turn violent and creates new criminal penalties for those who organize demonstrations that get out of hand.

Provisions of the law also put in place new rules that makes it a felony to block some roadways.

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