ACLU of Ohio Opposes Ohio U's Student Protest Rules

posted by Scott Jennings - 

ATHENS, Ohio (WTVN)--The ACLU of Ohio has sent a letter to administrators at Ohio University in Athens, asking them to reject proposed changes to rules regarding student protests on campus.

The university is considering a ban on student protests that would occur inside of campus buildings. The group says the rule would prevent free speech and expression.

ACLU of Ohio Staff Attorney Elizabeth Bonham says, "Ohio University should be celebrating the tradition of student activism, not curtailing it.”

She adds that the rule would create a flat ban on things like sit-ins, rallies and speeches.

In the letter, the group also uses the university's status as a public institution as a talking point against the rule.

The full copy of the ACLU's letter to the school can be viewed by clicking here.

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