Britain's Oxford University has been granted an injunction that prevents animal rights activists from protesting near a new animal testing center that had become the center of a campaign of harassment, the university said on Wednesday (November 10).

A spokeswoman for the university told The Scientist that the High Court had granted an extension of an interim order granted in September that imposed a 50-yard "no harassment" zone around the laboratory. It had also sought an injunction against 10 named defendants.

The new permanent order excludes the named people or groups from coming within 50 yards of the laboratory site, except during once-weekly demonstrations. It also excludes them from knowingly picketing, demonstrating, or loitering within 50 yards of the premises of contractors involved in the construction or within 100 yards of the houses of members of the university, staff, contractors, the shareholders of the contractors, or their families.

The injunction...

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