McGill ceases discussions, withdraws offer of amnesty for protesters involved in encampment

McGill University has ceased discussions with protesters involved in the pro-Palestinian encampment and withdrawn its offer of amnesty for involved students and staff. McGill President Deep Saini said protesters repeatedly refused to meet with administration for discussions. According to CBC, Saini said that McGill will go ahead with most of the changes that were presented in the university’s latest offer. However, Saini said that the university will “pursue disciplinary processes against individuals participating in the encampment to the full extent outlined in our policies” and will investigate legal recourse for recovering costs from damages incurred due to the encampment. Montreal Gazette reports that protesters have no intention of breaking down the encampment and allege that the McGill’s administrators have refused to meet with them to resume discussions.

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