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Two Pro-Palestinian Students at Northwestern Charged for Publishing Mock Newspaper

HeadlineFeb 07, 2024

Two students at Northwestern University in Illinois have been criminally charged after they published a mock version of the school’s newspaper. The mock paper included a front-page article accusing Northwestern’s administration of being complicit in the genocide of Palestinians. The Intercept reports that the students, who are both Black, are being charged under a little-known statute written to prevent the Ku Klux Klan from distributing recruitment materials in newspapers. The students face up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine.

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