Three injured after altercation at Concordia, McGill increases security ahead of protest


Three individuals were injured after an altercation at Concordia University between people with opposing views about the Israel-Hamas war. The two groups were holding fundraising and awareness events in close proximity to one another when tensions between the groups erupted into a heated exchange. One student was arrested after allegedly assaulting two members of Concordia’s campus safety team, and these three individuals reportedly sustained minor injuries. Montreal police were called to intervene. The Montreal Gazette reports that the university is investigating two other incidents that occurred on the same day: Swastikas were discovered in a Concordia building and a school group posted a social media message “that could reasonably be construed as inciting violence.” “Under no circumstances can we, as a community, tolerate the reprehensible acts of hate and violence that occurred,” wrote Concordia President Graham Carr. McGill University also reportedly increased security ahead of a protest yesterday. 

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