Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses

Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses
Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses (Image: Reuters)
Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses
Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses (Image: Reuters)

Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses

Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses

Escalating Pro-Palestinian Protests Rock US Campuses

Colleges across the United States are facing mounting unrest as pro-Palestinian protests surge, prompting administrators to implement unprecedented measures, reports CNN. Columbia University, amidst tense demonstrations, shifts most classes to a hybrid format for the semester.

President Minouche Shafik faces criticism for involving the NYPD in dispersing a pro-Palestinian encampment, with pressure mounting from legislators and donors to repeat the action amid ongoing protests.

The turmoil underscores concerns about safety, particularly for Jewish students, as protests continue nationwide. US House Speaker Mike Johnson plans to visit Columbia University to address the surge of antisemitism. At New York University, over 130 were arrested during a pro-Palestinian demonstration, prompting clashes with police. Yale University and other institutions witnessed arrests amid campus protests.

California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, closed its campus amid safety concerns, while encampments sprout up at various universities. Harvard University closed Harvard Yard and suspended a pro-Palestine student organization.

Administrators face pressure from both pro-Palestinian protesters and their allies, as well as students, parents, donors, and lawmakers, to restore order amidst the ongoing crisis.

(Inputs from CNN)

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