Law aimed at protesters would increase penalty for blocking traffic to felony

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 20, 2024 7:20 PM CT | Published: February 20, 2024 7:07 PM CT

A bill moving through the Tennessee General Assembly would make it a felony to block a roadway, a penalty enhancement intended to prevent another protest like the one that blocked the Hernando DeSoto bridge for hours earlier this month.


Tennessee General Assembly Tennessee Legislature State Sen. Brent Taylor Memphis protests Hernando DeSoto Bridge
Ian Round

Ian Round

Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter based in Nashville. He came to Tennessee from Maryland, where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland in December 2019.


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