ASIRT to investigate police actions during encampment clearings at UCalgary, UAlberta


The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) will be investigating the police actions during the clearing of pro-Palestinian encampments on the University of Alberta and University of Calgary campuses. Due to reports of injury, ASIRT will investigate to ensure that officers did not use unreasonable force. In both cases, officers reportedly used force to remove protesters who refused to leave the campus, arresting five people following the protest at UCalgary and three in relation to the demonstration at UAlberta. The University of Calgary Students’ Union condemned the action against the demonstrators and questioned whether the protest “devolved” when counter-protesters arrived.

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