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September 26, 2002 'Free speech' protest by student union set for Monday



Student president Sabine Friesinger may have been the first person to defy the temporary ban on posters, but you could hardly quarrel with the message she taped up for a crowd of reporters last Monday afternoon: "Stop the killing in Israel and Palestine."

The Concordia Student Union (CSU) also plans to protest next Monday in front of Bishop Court, the administration building, against a cooling-off period imposed by the university in the wake of a disturbance on Sept. 9, when former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was prevented from speaking in the Hall Building by protesters.

On Sept. 11, the CSU formally resolved to pay the legal costs of those arrested in the brouhaha, which saw windows broken, ticket-holders for the speech harassed, the building evacuated and the police challenged.

See CSU Letter tothe Rector