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Sandwell College lecturer sacked over ‘racist’ poster protest

A college lecturer has been sacked after defacing a poster on display at a college to say it was racist.

The poster at Sandwell College promoted the Prevent scheme – the legal duty for teachers to report students who show signs of being drawn into violent extremism.

David Muritu said he had acted in “a moment of frustration” but felt the strategy unfairly targeted Muslims.

Sandwell College said it expected staff to “act professionally”.

The Universities and College Union (UCU) warned industrial action was now an option.

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