Protester seeks reversal of one-year ban by Western U over campus demonstration

April 9, 2012

A proponent of the Occupy London movement is calling on Western University to overturn a one-year ban imposed on him for participating in a campus demonstration. Mike Roy was one of about 2 dozen individuals who gathered at the university to protest an event organized by Israel On Campus. Roy says campus police unfairly targeted him, stating that no other protester received a ban notice. Israel on Campus had permission to hold their event, but the demonstrators were not cleared to stage a protest, says Western U's campus police director. He dismisses Roy's claim that he was unfairly targeted, stating that one other person was also banned for participating in the event. Roy has initiated a petition with more than 100 signatures from students, faculty, and community members. London Free Press