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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate protest at Western University sees hundreds
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Anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate protest at Western University sees hundreds

Hundreds in London, Ont., spent yesterday at a protest against the University of Western Ontario‘s COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Demonstrators marched around the southwestern Ontario campus and listened to speakers denounce the school’s decision to mandate booster doses of the vaccine for staff, students and some visitors.Organizer Kendra Hancock says she hopes the demonstration will lead to public negotiations and more student consultation over the university’s rules, which also include mandatory masking in classrooms. Trending Stories Western is the only university in Canada to mandate booster shots for all staff and students on campus. 1:12 ...
Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’
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Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’

A group of Western University students is planning to hold a protest Saturday against the school’s COVID-19 mandates. The London, Ont., university announced Monday that anyone on campus in the fall must have at least three COVID-19 shots and wear masks in classrooms.In a statement, Western said it’s aware of the planned student protest. Read more: UWOFA applauds Western’s COVID booster mandate as Brescia charts own policy course “It has also come to our attention that groups not associated with our campus community are looking to use this peaceful protest as a platform to express their own grievances,” the statement read. “We are concerned that this event will be used for reasons other than what our students have planned, creating a risk of it becoming disru...