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No charges after year-long investigation of Mac rally

After an investigation spanning nearly one year, the Hamilton Police Service announced that no hate crime charges will be laid against pro-Palestine protestors at McMaster University.

The protestors were alleged to have chanted “death to Jews” during a rally following a protest against McMaster refusing to allow the display of a provocative banning advertising “Israel Apartheid Week.”

The protest followed an event in which both sides were supposed to express their viewpoints on the decision by McMaster to not allow the provocative banner. The primary event was heated as both sides bused in non-students to support their side.

The controversial protest that resulted in the police investigation occurred after the rally and primarily involved pro-Palestine protestors bused in from Toronto.

“Israel Apartheid Week” returns to campuses during the first week of March.

Source: The Hamilton Spectator