Just a few weeks after a spate of unlawful left-wing protests at state legislatures around the country such as Kentucky and Tennessee, liberal protesters were arrested in the office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday after two bills passed that push back against a woke agenda in Florida schools.

The first bill prevents teachers from being forced to use a student’s preferred pronouns if they do not correspond to their biological sex, and the second bill aims to clamp down on diversity programs in public universities.

More legislation is making its way to DeSantis’ desk in coming weeks that would ban teaching of gender and sexuality through the eighth grade, an expansion from DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education bill passed last year.

Protesters at his office were given a half-hour notice to vacate the premises and subsequently arrested by state law enforcement officers.

People who were arrested will face trespassing charges and could be banned from the capitol for up to a year.

Recent legislation passed by DeSantis could help bolster his conservative bonafide ahead of an expected summer announcement where he will seek the 2024 Republican nomination for President.

Recently, the legislature passed an exception to a law that requires state officeholders to resign if they seek election for a higher office, further indicating that DeSantis plans to run for President.

FOX News Reports

Gov. DeSantis (R)

Protesters flooded the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at the state Capitol on Wednesday after the Republican legislature passed sweeping education bills that Democrats have decried as racist and transphobic.

Police made at least a dozen arrests as the protesters planted themselves inside DeSantis’ office. DeSantis was not at the Capitol at the time, though bemused staffers could be seen behind a walled desk. Dozens of protesters locked arms, sat on the carpet, and refused to comply with police officers’ warnings that they must vacate the area within 20 minutes.

Police issued the warning at roughly 7 p.m., and began making arrests around 7:30.

The first piece of legislation prevents students and teachers from being required to use pronouns that don’t correspond to a person’s biological sex, and the second bill bans diversity programs in colleges throughout the state.

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