(a) Whenever any force of the organized militia is or has been called out for the performance of any duty under this chapter, it shall be lawful for the commanding officer of the force, if it is deemed advisable to do so in subduing or preventing any riot, rout, mob, tumult, or unlawful assembly or the outbreak thereof, to prohibit all persons from occupying or passing any street, road, or place in the vicinity of the riot, rout, mob, tumult, or unlawful assembly, or the place where the same is threatening, or where the force may be at the time being; and otherwise to regulate the passage and occupancy of the streets and places.
(b) Any person after being duly informed of any prohibition or regulation authorized by subsection (a) of this Code section for closing or otherwise controlling streets, roads, or places who attempts to go or to remain on such street, road, or place, or who fails to depart after being warned, shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.
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