NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Court action is being sought to protect patients going to a women’s health clinic in Jamaica, Queens.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, demonstrators outside the Choices Women’s Medical Center have been described as vicious and hostile.

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Margot Garnick comes to the clinic to protect patients.

“No, they get so close they physically bump people,” Garnick said. “They’ll step on people’s feet repeatedly.”

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is asking for a preliminary injunction in U.S. District Court, keeping some space between the protesters and those who use the clinic.

“We’re seeking a 15 foot buffer here, because that’s just the length the size of the sidewalk,” he said.

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Schneiderman said protesters have the right to speech, but not harassment. He added that there is legal precedent for such an action.