Print Edition: November 6, 2013
An individual holding a poster board sign by the Abbotsford campus parking loop was asked to leave by security on October 31.
The slogan on the poster began with the word “Vote;” the complete sentence could not be determined before the individual left campus.
A statement could not be procured from either party at the time of the incident; attending security guards declined to comment and told The Cascade staff to delete pictures of the incident.
Brian Leonard, UFV’s director of security and emergency management, said in a later statement that the “individual … waving a sign” was considered a “special event” and would need to go through a UFV department to obtain permission to hold his “event” on campus.
“[H]e was advised of the process and amicably left the premises,” Leonard stated. “Security is tasked with providing a safe and secure environment for the UFV community in a respectful and courteous manner.”