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Ordinance Removes Popular Protest Spot

Posted: May 13, 2014 2:21 PM by The Associated Press

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CREVE COEUR (AP) - People who protest on a median near Monsanto's headquarters in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur can now face a misdemeanor criminal charge.

The Creve Coeur City Council on Monday voted 8-0 to pass an ordinance changing the classifications of medians, making them part of the road. The move will keep protesters away from a popular gathering place for anti-Monsanto rallies.

Council members say the law is an attempt to improve safety, but opponents say it limits freedom of speech.

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