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Reduced Punishment Still Angers Irvine Muslim Student Union
The University of California, Irvine, has reduced a year-long ban it placed on the Muslim Student Union (MSU) in June, prompted by a protest orchestrated by MSU students during a February speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren on campus.
The suspension was cut from a full year to the fall quarter after the MSU appealed. The group will also be placed on two years of probation and must complete 100 collective hours of community service.
Police arrested 11 students the night of the speech, eight from UC Irvine and three from UC Riverside, for disturbing a public event. Despite evidence from internal email exchanges within the group, including a "game plan" which details how the disruption would be carried out, MSU denied responsibility for the disruptions.
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