Discussing the crux of the university encampment debates: Opinion

In a recent opinion article for The Conversation, Geoff Callaghan (University of Windsor) discusses how the student encampments on university campuses across the country have raised more general questions about the right to protest. Callaghan argues that the current debate about these encampments has less to do with whether citizens have the right to protest, but rather more to do with the appropriate locations for protests and the length of time they should be allowed to continue. The author discusses state intervention, concluding with an assertion that “unless and until the encampments become an unreasonably severe disruption to the enjoyment of university spaces by members of [their] communities, there is no time-related argument that supports state intervention.”

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