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University of Guelph investigating ‘offensive posters’ on campus

Officials with the University of Guelph said the posters were placed across the campus and have since been taken down.
Officials with the University of Guelph said the posters were placed across the campus and have since been taken down. File / Global News

Campus police at the University of Guelph are investigating posters that were placed on the school grounds.

According to the Central Student Association (CSA), the posters made false statements about the Prophet Mohammed and “displayed condemnation of a variety of identities and groups.”

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“The CSA is firm in its stance against all forms of oppression, including, but not limited to Islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and anti-black racism,” the CSA said in a statement on its Facebook page.

Officials from the University of Guelph echoed that statement.

“These posters were just offensive,” said Brenda Whiteside, the university’s associate vice-president of student affairs. “It wasn’t an issue of free speech, it was just offensive (and) not consistent with our values.”

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The posters have since been removed by campus police and it’s still not known who posted them.

Anyone with information is asked to call campus police at 519-824-4120 ext. 52245.

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