Punished University Students Don't Like It - Go Figure...
Monday, June 04 2012 @ 01:08 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
STUDENT TERRORISM - Bichet said what is happening in the university is "student terrorism" and said Omar Concepción and Martín Castillo were suspended for three years, "and Aarón Bracho, Juan Apolayo, Henry Ferguson and myself were suspended for one semester." "What they seek is to limit our freedom of speech, to silence the voice of the student groups against national issues of concern to the population," said Bichet.
OFFICIALS MEET - The general secretary of the UP, Miguel Angel Candanedo said that today, at 3:00 p. m., the Academic Council will make a decision on the resumption of classes. He added that the eight students who were involved in the beating given to the institution cameraman Victor Acosta, might be receiving sanctions today. Many of the students participating in the protests are members of Sigma Lambda Chapter of Honor and have received awards from the Academic Council itself. (Siglo)
Editor's Comment: Would that be the Sigma Lambda Chapter of eight hooligans ganging up to beat on one lone guy with a camera? The Sigma Lambda Chapter of politically motivated street protests? Awards of Honor for the best chunk of concrete thrown as a police officer? Give me a friggin' break. Preventing these idiots from blocking one of Panama's primary traffic arteries, keeping them from burning down a library, or punishing them for beating up a cameraman is not squashing their freedom of speech.