Pro-Palestinian encampment at Université de Sherbrooke

By The Canadian Press

Following McGill University and the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), students at the Université de Sherbrooke have set up a pro-Palestinian encampment on their campus.

The newspaper “La Tribune” reported that a dozen tents were set up in front of the multifunctional pavilion early Monday afternoon, and that between 10 and 15 people expected to spend the night there.

“The encampment finally begins in Sherbrooke,” said SDHP Sherbrooke (Solidarité pour les droits humains des Palestiniens – Université de Sherbrooke), the organizers on Instagram. “Join the movement to denounce genocide in Palestine, support other student encampments and call on the university to publicly condemn genocide, (to) publicly denounce Canada’s complicity, (to) call on Canada to stop arms sales, (to) fully disclose investments and more,” they wrote in a post.

In a written statement sent to “La Tribune,” l’Université de Sherbrooke officials said they are “assessing the regulatory and safety compliance of the facility.”

“UdeS respects and values the freedom of expression and academic freedom of the members of its university community, as long as these actions take place in a safe environment, respect the rules and does not hinder the continuity of teaching and research institution’s activities or the activities of its partners.”

–This report by La Presse Canadienne was translated by CityNews

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