This morning in the Faubourg building.
7 security personnel videotaping 4 students. Two of these students were women.
No students had been blocked from class
No professor had been blocked from class
Total undue harassment and intimidation instigated by administration. One student was struck by a security officer.
Video footage to follow.
The acting chair of the Geography Department- Judith Patterson- watched on while these acts of intimidation played out, and did not attempt to deescalate the situation, but rather pulled out her own camera to photograph students.
I am absolutely disgusted with what happened this morning, I am humiliated that the acting chair of my own department would condone this. I am deeply ashamed of Concordia University, and that this was carried out in the name of ‘protecting students’.
This is blatant prosecution of peaceful students on the basis of assumed political convictions.