||I want to picket (or protest) a business (Attorney's Office - General)
Picketing (or protesting) outside of a business may occur on any public right-of-way as long as those engaged in the activity stay on the public area and do not impede the flow of traffic (i.e., stop people walking by, step into traffic, etc.)
Under Sec. 10-8. Residential picketing; unlawful assembly, picketing or protesting outside of a someone’s home is not permitted. Please see below.
Sec. 10-8. Residential picketing; unlawful assembly.
(a) Declaration. It is declared that the protection and preservation of the home is the keystone of democratic government; that the public health and welfare and the good order of the community require that members of the community enjoy in their homes and dwellings a feeling of well-being, tranquility and privacy, and when absent from their homes and dwellings, carry with them the sense of security inherent in the assurance that they may return to the enjoyment of their homes and dwellings; that the practice of picketing before or about residences and dwellings causes emotional disturbance and distress to the occupants, obstructs and interferes with the free use of public sidewalks and public ways of travel; that such practice has as its object the harassing of such occupants; that without resort to such practice full opportunity exists and under the terms and provisions of this section, will continue to exist for the exercise of freedom of speech and other Constitutional rights; and that the provisions enacted in this section are necessary for the public interest to avoid the detrimental results set forth in this section and are enacted by the Common Council pursuant to the provisions of W.S.A. §62.11(5).
(b) Picketing residence unlawful. It is unlawful for any person to engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling of any individual.
(c) Unlawful assembly. W.S.A. §947.06 is adopted and made a part of this chapter by reference as though fully set forth in this section.