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Protest held outside Shaw Library after woman ordered to remove hijab
by John Domen
A couple of dozen protesters gathered outside Shaw Library in protest of what they called a rise of Islamophobia, after a woman on Wednesday was ordered by a library police officer to remove her hijab.
"It was a blatant act of discrimination and abuse of power on the part of this police officer," says Jessica Raven, who was in the library when the incident unfolded. "And now we need the library to do more than apologize, do more than just discipline a single officer, and make changes to address Islamophobia."
Raven is the executive director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, which an organization that speaks out against harassment.
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