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Dalhousie dentistry Facebook posts prompt rally at school

12/19/2014 11:00 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
At least 200 people are protesting at Dalhousie University in Halifax today to demand action over misogynistic Facebook comments by some men in the faculty of dentistry.

The protesters are marching between the faculty's building and Dalhousie president Richard Florizone's office.

People are upset after a series of allegations that have rocked the university's faculty of dentistry since the existence of a Facebook group containing misogynistic and sexually explicit comments came to light.

In one of the posts, male students in the group voted on which woman they'd like to have "hate" sex with and joked about using chloroform on women.

Many are upset about the restorative justice process that has been chosen, instead of harsher penalties for those alleged to have made the comments.

Many in the crowd are calling for the expulsion of the men involved in the so-called Class of DDS 2015 Gentlemen Facebook page.

CBC News is there, you can follow the latest on the live blog below.

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