Encampments appear on campuses of UAlberta, UCalgary

Encampments and protests formed on the campuses of the University of Alberta and University of Calgary late last week. At UAlberta, a group of students and community members reportedly established an encampment on the university’s Main Quad. The group is calling for both UAlberta and MacEwan University to disclose their financial investments and issue statements of their “condemnation of this genocide.” Similar calls for action were made at UCalgary, where an encampment formed Thursday morning. The Calgary Herald and City News report that police issued a notice that demonstrators who attempted to stay overnight would risk being charged with trespassing; police removed any remaining makeshift fencing and tents in the evening. “Members of the campus community are free to protest but they are not free to camp,” read a statement from the university.

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