- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) - Beaverton officials have approved two ordinances to curb protests directed at individual households.

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/tefSWX ) that on Tuesday the City Council approved a picketing ordinance and changes to its noise ordinance in response to repeated protests at the home of a Skanska USA executive last year.

Animal rights activists organized a number of protests in front of the Skanska executive’s home to oppose an animal research lab the construction company is building at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The picketing ordinance prohibits demonstrations within 250 feet of a city residence and the noise ordinance specifies descriptions of excessive noise. Both ordinances took effect immediately after approval under an emergency provision.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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