Only days after clearing Congress, US President Barack Obama signed his name to H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalizing protest in the States.
HR 347 could be Occupy's worst nightmare. The legislation easily passed the House and the Senate and has been signed by the president, Under the bill, it is a prosecutable offense to enter a, building or grounds restricted due to a special event of national significance or enter a location where the president or other person protected by the Secret Service is in attendance.
last month H.R. 347, the (Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011), had overwhelmingly passed the US House of Representatives after only three lawmakers voted against it. On Thursday this week, President Obama inked his name to the legislation an
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