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Protesters sue Burlington over Planned Parenthood buffer zone

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Pro-life protesters are suing the city of Burlington over a buffer zone placed around the Planned Parenthood clinic in the city.

The City Council enacted the so-called safety zone this summer, requiring anti-abortion protesters to stay 35 feet away from the clinic on St. Paul Street. It was meant to protect patients of the clinic from harassment. Encroaching on that area can get you a $500 fine.

Six of the protesters filed suit in federal court saying the restriction violates their constitutional rights to free speech.

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