Irvine, CA - Muslim Group Wants Investigation Into Arrests During Oren Lecture
Irvine, CA - A prominent Muslim group is calling on investigate the arrests of 11 California students during a raucous lecture where Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren spoke about US-Israel relations earlier this week.
The Muslim Public Affairs Council sent a letter Wednesday to University of California-Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake saying it is unclear what laws the students broke.
The group says schools should not discourage students from expressing their constitutional rights.
Oren’s speech was interrupted by shouting and protests multiple times Monday night.
Eleven students were cited for disturbing a public event and released.
Earlier, the UCI Muslim Student Union issued an email condemning Oren’s appearance. It was not clear if the arrested students were members of the group.
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