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CHP Sued For Banning Protests At State Capitol

CBS Sacramento-


A new lawsuit is accusing the governor and California Highway Patrol of “abusing their power” after they banned protests at the state capitol.

The CHP made the decision after hundreds of people protested the state’s stay-at-home order last week.

In a statement issued to CBS13 on April 21, the agency said: “In the interest of public safety and the health of all Californians during the COVID-19 pandemic, effective immediately the California Highway Patrol will deny any permit requests for events or activities at all state facilities, to include the State Capitol, until public health officials have determined it is safe to gather again.”

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