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Oxford Union president steps down in wake of blind student row

Oxford Union president steps down in wake of blind student row
Wednesday 20
10:40 2019

The president of the Oxford Union has resigned after a blind student was forcibly removed from a debate event by security guards. Ebenezer Azamati, a postgraduate student, was taken from the venue by a security guard when he tried to return to his seat before the debate last month. Brendan McGrath, the president of the union, a debating society that operates independent of the university, wrote in a statement posted to Facebook late on Tuesday that he had resigned because it was his “job to ensure that every member feels welcome at the Oxford Union”. “For all of my shortcomings, ...

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The Guardian : Oxford Union president steps down in wake of blind student row

Summary: The president of the Oxford Union has resigned after a blind student was forcibly removed from a debate event by security guards. Ebenezer Azamati, a postgraduate student, was taken from the venue by a security guard when he tried to return to his seat before the debate last month. Brendan ...

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