Protest over GOP-backed legislation prompts lockdown at Oklahoma Capitol: Report

When supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification of the results of the 2020 election, it was made out by Democrats and those in the media as a protest against democracy — one that amounted to an “insurrection,” even.

Those same voices are eerily quiet now, however, even as reports indicate that a mob of demonstrators chanting “Black lives matter” prompted a lockdown at the Oklahoma Capitol on Wednesday.

According to Fox News, the demonstrators took particular exception to a handful of bills put forth by the Republican-controlled state legislature, including two they reportedly described as “anti-protest” and “anti-transgender.”

Mob storms Capitol

Local ABC affiliate KOCO reported that the Oklahoma House of Representatives was forced to halt its work and briefly lock everything down after dozens of protesters who had filled the upper gallery began chanting and hurling threats at the lawmakers on the floor below them.

After several moments of disruption, the protesters were ushered out of the chamber, and order was eventually restored, allowing lawmakers to get back to work.

It remains unclear if anyone was arrested in connection with the disruption.

Left cries foul

According to local NBC affiliate KFOR, the demonstration was organized by the Collegiate Freedom and Justice Coalition.

“You cannot just run somebody over and it be OK because your justification is you felt you were threatened,” the group’s founder and president, Adriana Laws, told KFOR. “I feel threatened every day as a Black woman in society.”

Among other things, the protesters decried a recently signed law increasing penalties for protesters who block traffic and granting immunity for civil and criminal liability to motorists who injure or kill demonstrators while driving, according to Fox News. The law would also hold organizers of such protests criminally and financially responsible.

Another recently signed measure denounced by protesters would criminalize the “doxxing” of law enforcement and public officials — i.e., posting their private information, like their home addresses, online in an effort to intimidate or threaten them.

The protesters also took issue with a Senate bill still under consideration that would bar biological men from competing in women’s sports, a move those on the left view as discriminatory toward transgender individuals, but that those on the right see as necessary to protect women and girls from being forced to compete against opponents with a biological advantage.

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  1. These groups need to be labeled Terrorist Organization, they need to be arrested and take away there citizenship, take there Welfare Checks,isn’t enough. We act like respectful citizens, in America, not Animals!

    1. Couldn’t agree more. Name the group as a Terrorist Organization and then prosecute when the group initiates a riot, insurrection, etc.

  2. Protestors who destroy peace, tranquility, and cause property damage must be charged with a crime, arrested, and kept in jail for a good amount of time OR they will never stop. We must crack down on criminals who act like wild animals. They never learn how to respect other people or property of others, or government property, i.e. offices, police cars, statues, buildings.

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  4. Hey Ben, why do you say Trump ‘supporters stormed’ the capital on Jan 6? You sound just like the biased msm and Piglosi and crew. That entire crap of illegal certification will haunt our history forever.

  5. Michael Saunders, U.S. Army S.F. veteran of the Vietnam war and 23 years in law enforcement says:

    Will here are the democrats prompting violence again in this country. When are the citizens of this country going to see just what the democrats are doing. All of the citizen of this country really need to wake up and open their eyes and put a stop of what the democrats are doing to this country.

  6. THANK YOU OKLAHOMA for going the extra distance for you LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.

    The woman feels threatened everyday for being ” a black woman”?

    As an Irish Catholic Polock I’m afraid everyday when I see people approach my car..geez, stay outa da street and we will both feel safer.

  7. Every state should follow suit with making protesting illegal when they step up onto the sidewalk, or start any type of violence. Especially when they start burning, looting, and tossing any thing that would injure people. If they want to peacefully protest, then do it in the streets. And only in the streets.

  8. When supporters of then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, disrupting the certification of the results of the 2020 election, it was made out by Democrats and those in the media as a protest against democracy — one that amounted to an “insurrection,” even.
    That is not what happened. The news media wrote their own version of events in order to put the blame on Trump supporters. What really happened was that all Trump supporters were just milling peacefully when busloads of antifa and blm activists arrived, allowed entry by the police. The guards then opened the doors for them and let them inside. The cameras had all been set up and prepared for just such an event. That is why the videos were so clean and clear, showing what looked like a major disruption. This was used as a political tool for finger pointing. A planned event, such as the one orchestrated by Collegiate Freedom and Justice Coalition, served the interests of the left, so it was left to occur, under the blessing of the Biden Administration. Apparently there still exists two types of laws, one for the left, and one for Trump followers.

  9. The “Good Book” says “the wicked flee when no one is chasing them.” And that “the wicked are like the waves of the ocean crashing against the shore. they have no peace therefore they will not stop”(Paraphrased.)
    That describes Adriana Laws very well. She feels threatened every day she walks outside!? Is some one chasing her or threatening her? No! She just “feels” that way!?

  10. Adriana Laws says, “I feel threatened every day as a Black woman in society.” So what, I’m an old white man and I feel the same way in certain parts of cities. Maybe Adriana Laws should find other neighborhoods to hang out in?

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