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Gaza war protesters continue their clash at Columbia University

The pro-Palestinian encampment at Columbia University on Sunday Associated Press/Photo by Andres Kudacki

Gaza war protesters continue their clash at Columbia University

Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine on social media urged students to protect an encampment built by protesters on university grounds. Columbia University on Monday told the students they had until 2 p.m. to take it down, or the school would suspend them, according to the student group. Protesters have accused the university of being connected to Israel, which they accuse of committing genocide in Gaza. Columbia University’s Office of the President urged people in the encampment to voluntarily disperse.

Wasn’t this encampment already taken down by police? Students set up the encampment roughly two weeks ago after the university president testified to Congress about anti-Semitism on campus. A day later, the university had allowed NYPD personnel to begin clearing the encampment on the South Lawn of the Morningside campus. Afterward, students rebuilt their camp. Academic leaders have been working with students to dismantle the camp since the previous Wednesday, they said.

Dig deeper: Read Carl R. Trueman’s column in WORLD Opinions criticizing pundits for not calling out anti-Semitism on the political left.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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