Seattle Community Colleges May Set Rules For Protests

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The Seattle Community College District is considering rules that would curtail protests at the district's three campuses, requiring outside groups to notify the college 24 hours before a protest and even restricting the size of protest signs.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and some students say the proposed rules may go too far.

The college district is trying to avoid a repeat of last year's brouhaha, when Seattle Central Community College became the home of Occupy Seattle for more than two months.

The Occupy campers moved to the campus from Westlake Park in late September, and college officials voted to evict them Nov. 23 after complaints the camp was becoming unsanitary. The campers disbanded Dec.10.

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