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    When it comes to free speech, restrictions may occur

    Protests against injustices, security following protesters, censorship of ideas and arrests of activists; what might appear to be a scene at Queens College during the mid-1950s to the early 1970s is actually a present day concern with the Oct. 17 arrest of a Socialist Alternative non-student organizer and the censorship of websites on the school’s terminals. The origin of this censorship is QC itself — along with the police — against protesters on campus, in both physical and virtual form, for unknown reasons. The International Communist League-Fourth International website is blocked on the domains for featuring views not deemed appropriate by QC. A content filter restricts access to the site…