All the people in this picture are now breaking the law. US President Barack Obama signed H.R. 347 on Thursday, officially making it a federal offense to cause a disturbance at certain political events — essentially criminalising protest in the States.
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 signed his name to the legislation and authorized the government to start enforcing a law that has many Americans concerned over how the bill could bury the rights to assemble and protest as guaranteed in the US Constitution.
Under H.R. 347, which has more commonly been labeled the Trespass Bill by Congress, knowingly entering a restricted area that is under the jurisdiction of Secret Service protection can get you sent to a FEMA camp that only Ron Paul can get you out of, but he’s busy, so don’t count on that.