Why did La Salle, a university in Mexico, expel French exchange students?

Mexico witnessed the xenophobia that some French students demonstrated when they arrived in the country as an exchange student to study at the De La Salle Bajio University. Twitter was the means by which Mexican citizens condemned the offensive and racist behavior of young people. The educational authorities took action on the matter to give them the corresponding sanction.

On Instagram, the boys posted photos and made comments denigrating Mexican citizens and disrespecting a national symbol, the Mexican flag.. In the images that were shared on the Meta social network, the following description could be identified: “First month with the indigenous”.

This was not the only act that generated outrage from users, since a photo of the young people showed that a boy was sitting on a toilet. He had his pants down and was wearing the Mexican flag to cover himself.

Given this, it began a request to De La Salle University, government agencies and the French embassy to observe the case and take the necessary measures.

De La Salle University He made known in a statement, through his Twitter, his position regarding the young people who went to Mexico for an exchange. In this document they reported that the students were in an international instance within the institution; nevertheless, due to their behavior, they would be returned to France and their institution of origin where they would receive the corresponding sanctions.

“Coexistence in harmony and respect for others is a priority. In our community, there can be no room for expressions that imply any degree of discrimination, racism, and intolerance,” reads the comment.