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Police Raid and Arrest Students at Gaza Solidarity Encampments at UC Berkeley, DePaul University

HeadlineMay 17, 2024

Police continued their violent crackdown on student Gaza solidarity protests this week, with arrests and raids Thursday at UC Berkeley, as well as DePaul University in Chicago. This is DePaul student body president Parveen Mundi.

Parveen Mundi: “It’s really important to us that, you know, for the people of Palestine, knowing that, you know, I’m a student body president and I go to a university, and at the same time there are no universities left in Gaza, we’re all responsible for making sure that our tuition dollars aren’t going towards genocide.”

Faculty at Morehouse College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, voted 50 to 38 in favor of conferring an honorary doctorate to President Biden when he delivers a commencement speech on Sunday. Biden’s visit to Morehouse has been met with protests from students over his response to the Gaza genocide.

In New York state, students at Bard College have just taken over the school’s administration building.

Meanwhile, Columbia students and faculty on Thursday celebrated an alternative “People’s Graduation” at the nearby Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We’ll have more from that ceremony later in the broadcast.

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