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UMPD joins other campus police to discuss college free speech issues

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Campus law enforcement agencies met at the University of Minnesota’s Recreation and Wellness Center Tuesday to discuss rallies and free speech issues on campus.

The “When Hate Comes to Campus” event, hosted by the University and put on by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, aimed to train campus police on how to handle potential on-campus demonstrations.

The event follows white nationalist demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia and political clashes at the University of California, Berkeley and elsewhere in the nation over past months. University Police Chief Matt Clark said campus police at the training analyzed recent protests to decide best responses to such incidents. 

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