Crowd stops traffic on Broadway in protest of Roxy's promotional wristband

"Black Lives Matter" protestors stage a "die-in" at Tenth and Cherry streets in downtown Columbia on Dec. 12, 2014. Protestors also blocked the road at Broadway and Hitt Street in front of Roxy's night club. The protests began in response to Roxy's use of 'Hands Up Pants Up' on its wristbands. A bill that makes it a crime to block streets during a protest was debated in a House hearing Tuesday.

JEFFERSON CITY — Protesters who block roadways would face criminal charges under a measure debated by state lawmakers Tuesday.

State Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, said during a meeting of the House committee on crime and public safety that protestors should not interfere with drivers.

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