Student Leader at York University Fined for Protesting Racism on Campus

The student body leader at York University in Toronto, Canada, was fined for mounting a protest about the university’s inaction regarding several racial incidents on campus. The leader of the York Federation of Students said, “I decided to stand up against racism and I think it is absurd that I was fined by the university for saying ‘racists off campus.’”

Odion Osegyefo, the leader of the Black Students Alliance at York, called on students to make donations to help pay the fine. He said, “When members of our community stand up against racism, we stand behind them.”