University of Massachusetts at Amherst: Refusal to Permit Pro-War Speech

Category: Free Speech
Schools: University of Massachusetts – Amherst

At the University of Massachusetts, students were granted a permit for a rally to protest any use of force in waging the war against terrorism. The protest was held. Another student group reserved the same place to hold a rally in support of America’s policy towards terrorism, but two days before the rally, their permit was revoked. Students held the rally anyway, and their pamphlets were publicly vandalized, with impunity.