McGill responds to post promoting “revolutionary youth summer program”

McGill University is increasing security near the pro-Palestinian encampment on its campus after a student group published a post on social media inviting people to participate in a “revolutionary youth summer program” on McGill’s campus. According to CBC, the post features an image from 1970 showing armed individuals and a caption pledging to “educate the youth of Montreal and redefine McGill’s ‘elite’ instutional [sic] legacy.” The post has received backlash from several members of the media, politicians, and the community. McGill President Deep Saini said that the post is “extremely alarming” and that he has flagged the social media post as a matter of national security. “It should go without saying that imagery evoking violence is not a tool of peaceful expression or assembly,” said Saini.

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