American police storm Columbia University and arrest pro-Palestinian demonstrators American police storm Columbia University and arrest pro-Palestinian demonstrators

American police storm Columbia University and arrest pro-Palestinian demonstrators

American police storm Columbia University and arrest pro-Palestinian demonstrators

New York Police stormed the Columbia University campus and arrested dozens of pro-Palestine students. The American police forcefully cleared the vicinity of Hamilton Hall of demonstrators and journalists, where students and professors staged a sit-in at the university, to demand an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

New York police stormed the Columbia University campus at dawn on Wednesday and arrested dozens of pro-Palestine students.

The American police forcefully cleared the vicinity of Hamilton Hall of demonstrators and journalists, where students and professors staged a sit-in at the university, demanding an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

While the American Association of University Professors, Columbia University branch, said that the university’s leadership bears responsibility for what may happen.

Columbia University said that it regrets that the demonstrators chose to escalate the situation through their actions, stressing that it had no other choice after Hamilton Hall was occupied and vandalized.

On April 18, students who rejected the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip began a sit-in on the campus of Columbia University in New York, demanding that its administration stop its academic cooperation with Israeli universities and withdraw its investments in companies that support the occupation of Palestinian territories.

With the intervention of police forces and the arrest of dozens of students, the state of anger expanded and the demonstrations extended to dozens of universities in the United States, including leading universities such as Harvard, George Washington, New York, Yale, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and North Carolina.

Later, the unprecedented student movement in support of Palestine in the United States expanded to universities in countries such as France, Britain, Germany, Canada and India, all of which witnessed demonstrations in support of their counterparts in American universities and demands to stop the war on Gaza and boycott the companies that supply Israel with weapons.​​​​​​​

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  1. The New York police stormed Columbia University and arrested dozens of pro-Palestine students, violently dispersing demonstrators and journalists near Hamilton Hall. This forceful intervention came after students and professors staged a sit-in, demanding an end to Israeli aggression in Gaza. Columbia University claimed it had no choice after the hall was occupied and vandalized, but the American Association of University Professors' Columbia branch held the university's leadership responsible for the police action. The police crackdown on the peaceful demonstration fueled wider protests, inspiring similar actions at prominent universities like Harvard, Yale, and MIT, as well as international campuses in France, Britain, and other countries. These developments mark a significant escalation in student activism against the Israeli occupation, emphasizing the global support for the Palestinian cause and highlighting the harsh responses to peaceful protests on US campuses.





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