Lancaster Against Pipelines and Lancaster Stands Up co-sponsored a “Keep Free Speech Free” rally Friday in Binns Park to protest legislation authored by Lancaster County Sen. Scott Martin. The bill is designed to charge police response costs to protesters convicted of misdemeanor or felony offenses during protests. Martin has said taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for damages or cleanup, and he believes the bill strikes a balance between protecting free speech and taxpayers’ financial interests. Above, protesters make their positions clear.

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