McGill closes campus, employs security agency to dismantle pro-Palestinian encampment


McGill University closed its downtown campus on Wednesday to dismantle the pro-Palestinian encampment. McGill stated that the encampment was being dismantled in order “to protect the security of the McGill community and the integrity of our property.” CBC and La Presse report that McGill used a private security agency to dismantle the encampment and that Montréal police were present for support purposes. The campus was closed for the day with events and classes cancelled or moved online. Protesters took to social media to call for support to defend the camp, with several reportedly leaving the camp to hold a demonstration on nearby streets.

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