Heavy police presence at Columbia as more unrest rocks US campuses

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NEW YORK, May 1 — A heavy police presence was seen at Columbia University yesterday, raising fears of a clash with student protesters as administrators struggle to contain...

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“We will remain here, drawing from the lessons of our people that stay put, and hold their ground even under the worst conditions,” a protester wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh headscarf, who declined to give her name, told reporters outside the hall. At Columbia, demonstrators vowed to remain until their demands are met, including that the school divest all financial holdings linked to Israel.

The university outlined in a press update Tuesday that those in the encampments and Hamilton Hall “number in the dozens,” while nearly 37,000 attend Columbia.In one of the newest clashes, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, police moved in Tuesday to clear one encampment, detaining some protesters in a tense showdown.

And Brown University reached an agreement in which student protesters will remove their encampment in exchange for the institution holding a vote on divesting from Israel — a major concession from an elite American university during the protests.UN human rights chief Volker Turk voiced concern at the heavy-handed steps taken to disperse the campus protests, saying “freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly are fundamental to society.

Protest organisers deny accusations of anti-Semitism, arguing their actions are aimed at Israel’s government.

Source: Education Headlines (educationheadlines.net)

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