Ottawa, Canada, Oct 12, 2010 / 04:08 am
Ottawa police arrested five people on trespassing charges for attempting to display graphic posters of abortion at Carleton University after the university administration turned down the students’ display application.
Four Carleton students, members of the group Carleton Lifeline, and one other supporter were arrested on trespassing charges on Oct. 4. They tried to display posters from the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) on the heavily used campus square called the Tory Quad.
The four-by-eight-feet posters show bloody images of aborted fetuses with images from the Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide. They were confiscated and given to police as evidence.
Carleton spokesman James MacDonald told the National Post that no students are allowed to set up displays on that area of campus. He said the graphic nature of the photos was another reason for rejecting the application.