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Columbia University Students Launch Gaza Solidarity Encampment

HeadlineApr 17, 2024

In other protest news, students at Columbia University and Barnard College have set up dozens of tents on campus to create what they are calling a Gaza Solidarity Encampment. This is Isra Hirsi, a student at Barnard who is the daughter of Congressmember Ilhan Omar.

Isra Hirsi: “Hello. I am a organizer with CU Apartheid Divest. Today we have over a hundred-plus people who have come together to form the Gaza Solidarity Encampment. Today we are calling for divestment. We are calling for amnesty for suspended students, as well as transparency from Columbia University on what they invested.”

The encampment began hours ahead of Columbia University President Minouche Shafik’s scheduled testimony before Congress.

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