Students, community members protest updated mask, vaccine mandates at Western

Students and community members gathered at Western University on the weekend to protest the university’s vaccine mandate, which was announced last week. Western Gazette reports that over 400 individuals came together to voice concerns about the impact of the mandate and request that Western roll back its decision. More than half of the protesters reportedly appeared to be alumni or parents. Western issued a statement expressing support for students’ right to peacefully protest on campus, and noted that the university had been notified that “groups not associated with our campus community are looking to use this peaceful protest as a platform to express their own grievances.” The university coordinated with community partners, including local police, to ensure safety at the event. Western| CBC| The Star (CP)| Western Gazette Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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