Protesters set up encampment at McGill, university considers next steps

Protesters set up an encampment on McGill University’s campus on Saturday afternoon, reports the Montréal Gazette, and lawyers representing the group have indicated that it plans to stay “indefinitely.” The group of protesters, which City News says includes students from Concordia University and McGill, referenced the protests in the United States as they called on the universities to divest any funds connected to the war in Gaza. Government of Québec Higher Education Minister Pascale Déry stated that she is “very preoccupied and concerned about the situation on campus.” McGill initially instructed protesters to remove their tents on the weekend; on Monday morning, the university indicated that the situation had “shifted significantly” and that it is considering its next steps.

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