Pro-Palestine encampments form at McMaster, UManitoba

Students at McMaster University and the University of Manitoba have formed pro-Palestine encampments on their respective campuses. Protestors at both universities are calling for divestment and for their institution to suspend or cut their ties and partnerships with Israeli academic institutions. At UManitoba, protest organizers have also demanded a formal public statement endorsing Palestinian rights. Both universities confirmed their support for the right to freedom of expression and to peaceful protest, and added that university activities will continue as usual. McMaster Dean of Students Sean Van Kougnett told the Hamilton Spectator that the university’s focus “will continue to be on ensuring campus remains safe and welcoming for everyone.”

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