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Crackdown Continues on College Campuses Against Pro-Palestinian Students

HeadlineApr 24, 2024

Campus protests continue to spread. At the University of Minnesota, police arrested nine students who refused to take down a pro-Palestinian encampment. In California, the campus of Cal Poly Humboldt was shut down after students occupied a building. In Massachusetts, officials at Harvard University have closed Harvard Yard ahead of possible protests. Harvard has also suspended the student group Palestine Solidarity Committee. Meanwhile, New York University has put up a plywood wall around Gould Plaza, where police arrested students on Monday. And students at Columbia University have reportedly been given a deadline to shut down their Gaza Solidarity Encampment. Suspended Barnard College student Soph Askanase spoke on Tuesday.

Soph Askanase: “I cannot and could not stand to be complicit in our university’s ongoing support for Israel’s genocidal campaign. There are no universities left in Gaza, so we chose to reclaim our university for the people of Palestine.”

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