01/04/2012 02:53 pm ET

Colorado Springs Considers 'Free Speech Zones' In Response To Occupy Colorado Springs Protests

By early 2012, two city ordinances could limit citizens from freely exercising their First Amendment rights in the downtown area.

The city attorney's office is quietly researching a limited panhandling ban, and a law that would corral protesters into specific zones. Both were referred to the attorney after downtown stakeholders and Mayor Steve Bach expressed concerns about downtown problems.

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