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(1) A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if that person does, with intent to cause or recklessly create a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm:

(a) Make noise which unreasonably disturbs another; or

(b) Disrupts any lawful assembly or meeting of persons without lawful authority; or

(c) Engages in fighting or in violent, tumultuous, or threatening behavior; or

(d) Uses any obscene or abusive language, or gestures in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response.

(2) This section shall not be construed to limit the use by any person of a socially impermissible word merely as a tool of communication. Mere words, used as a tool of communication, are constitutionally protected. Constitutional protection fails, however, when:

(a) By the manner of their use, the words invade the rights of others to pursue their lawful activities; or

(b) By their very utterance, they inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace.

The enforcement of this section shall be limited by this construction.

(3) Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor. [Ord. 3484 § 2, 2001; Code 1970 § 9.06.010.]