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NYPD arrests over 100 at pro-Palestinian protest at Columbia University

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Columbia anti Israeli protestsPolice arrested more than 100 protesters on Columbia University's campus Thursday after they set up encampments to protest Israel’s war in Gaza.

Police officers forcibly moved students out of tents at the center of Columbia’s campus in Manhattan, according to eyewitness accounts. University President Minouche Shafik told police the encampment began early Wednesday morning with more than 100 people occupying the South Lawn of the campus.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams confirmed the NYPD made more than 108 arrests.

Columbia University Apartheid Divest, a coalition of student organizations, said more than 120 people, including three legal observers, were arrested at Columbia’s “Gaza Solidarity Encampment.” The encampment was established early Wednesday morning, CUAD said.


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