– Campus police responded to a complaint call on Thursday, September 5, about a man carrying a large sign in the University of Missouri-St. Louis North Campus Quad.PHOTO: UMSL campus police speaking to Joshua Woroniecki, before he was escorted away from the North Campus Quad in response to a complaint call. Photo by Sharon Pruitt for The Current 2013 ©
UMSL campus police escorted Joshua Woroniecki away from the North Campus Quad in response to a complaint call on September 5. The man, who was carrying a large sign, is a member of the Woroniecki family of Christian missionaries.
Woroniecki was permitted to return to the Quad later that day, provided that he refrain from causing a disturbance and remain in pre-approved areas. According to campus rules, any individual is permitted to distribute materials and/or collect petition signatures on campus, provided that they remain in designated areas, refrain from soliciting or participating in commercial activities, and submit a written request 48 hours in advance. Any instance where a written request has not been submitted is handled on a case-by-case basis.
The incident took place on September 5, which this year was also Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year and one of the holiest years in the Jewish calendar. It is not known if Woroniecki was aware of the religious significance of the date or if the holiday had any connection to the complaint.
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