This is the legislation, approved 67-48 in the N.C. House, that would ensure “that a person driving an automobile while exercising due care is immune from civil liability for any injury to another if the injured person was participating in a protest or demonstration and blocking traffic in a public street or highway at the time of the injury.”

The bill sponsors might want to send a thank-you note to WTVD.

For those who respond, “Hey, those protesters had a right to be blocking the street,” H.B. 330 offers this exception to the immunity from civil liability: It “shall not apply if the injured person participating in a protest or demonstration was doing so with a valid permit allowing persons to protest or demonstrate on the public street or highway where the injury occurred.”