Syr­ian, Cana­dian stu­dents fight video sparks protest

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

Ed­u­ca­tors and RCMP are try­ing to keep the peace at a cen­tral Al­berta school af­ter some­one posted a video on so­cial me­dia of a fight be­tween a small group of Syr­ian and Cana­dian stu­dents. The scuf­fle out­side Lind­say Thurber Com­pre­hen­sive High School last week at­tracted on­line com­ments ac­cus­ing the im­mi­grants of whip­ping stu­dents and ac­cus­ing school of­fi­cials of not dis­ci­plin­ing the Syr­i­ans. More than a dozen peo­ple showed up at the school park­ing lot Tues­day to protest, in­clud­ing an anti-Mus­lim group called World­wide Coali­tion Against Is­lam. Prin­ci­pal Dan Lower says all the stu­dents in­volved in the fight — four Syr­i­ans and four Cana­di­ans — have been sus­pended for one week. Lower says protesters have no con­nec­tion to the school.

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