“While Democrats seized on Mr. Floyd’s death last May to highlight racism in policing and other forms of social injustice, Republicans responded to a summer of protests by proposing a raft of punitive new measures governing the right to lawfully assemble. G.O.P. lawmakers in 34 states have introduced 81 anti-protest bills during the 2021 legislative session.” NYT: G.O.P. Bills Target Protesters (and Absolve Motorists Who Hit Them). “Oklahoma and Iowa have passed bills granting immunity to drivers whose vehicles strike and injure protesters in public streets.” (Florida, too.)