University of Alberta campus | Police clear out pro-Palestinian demonstrators

University of Alberta campus | Police clear out pro-Palestinian demonstrators
University of Alberta campus | Police clear out pro-Palestinian demonstrators

(Edmonton) Edmonton police say they cleared pro-Palestinian demonstrators from the University of Alberta campus on Saturday morning.


Posted at 12:42 p.m.

A police spokesperson, Scott Pattison, says the officers repeatedly told the occupants that they were contravening the establishment’s rules and provincial laws. They issued a final warning shortly after 4:30 a.m. before escorting the protesters to the north side of campus.

The authorities’ decision comes after setting up a camp on Thursday. This one had around forty aunts the next day.

The demonstrators demanded that the university stop receiving funding from Israeli institutions.

University President Bill Flanagan said Saturday he feared the risk of fire and an escalation of violence between demonstrators and counter-protesters.

On Friday, McGill University asked the Superior Court of Quebec for an order requiring demonstrators from the pro-Palestinian encampment to dismantle their installations and vacate the university land they occupy.

McGill justifies this recourse to justice by pointing out the risks posed by the encampment “for the health and safety of members of the McGill community and the people who occupy it.”

Protesters also set up camps on university campuses in Toronto and Ottawa. Vancouver and Calgary.

In Calgary, police intervened Thursday evening to force demonstrators to leave the campus.


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