Man arrested after allegedly spitting on Western Muslim students


A man was arrested by Western University’s Special Constable Service after allegedly spitting on Muslim students on campus. CBC reports that the individual has been banned from Western’s campus, charged with two counts of assault, and scheduled for a court date. “Hate and discrimination have no place on our campus and will not be tolerated,” reads a statement from Western. In a social media post, Western’s Muslim Student Association thanked the university for its response but added that it is “crucial to acknowledge that this isolated incident is one manifestation of the broader issue of hatred and Islamophobia” on campus.

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