Western offers protesters seven actions conditional upon encampment’s end

Western University President Alan Shepard has issued a list of seven steps that the university is willing take, conditional upon protesters dismantling the pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. These steps include setting up a meeting between student protesters, senior leadership, and Western’s Investment team; implementing a process for students to express their concerns about responsible investing; and establishing a Provost’s Committee to develop a framework for Western’s international partnerships. Shepard stated that the university will not guarantee amnesty for students who have not respected “the bounds of peaceful and lawful protest.” CBC writes that Shepard’s offer comes a few days after Western officials received reports of protesters allegedly threatening visitors and making staff feel unsafe.

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