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Wave of pro-Palestinian protests in universities

pro-Palestinian protests at universities

After the USA, students also demonstrated in France demanding an end to the war in Gaza, a few dozen students occupied a building in the SciencesPo complex in Paris

Protests against Israel are sweeping through universities around the world. After the demonstrations in the United States, students in France also took a stand calling for an end to the war in Gaza and an end to the repression of pro-Palestinian voices on campuses.

Wave of pro-Palestinian protests in universities

In Paris, a few dozen students occupied a building in the complex Political science, while police cleared another occupied building in the seventh arrondissement.

In the United States, the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles canceled its May 10 graduation ceremony for security reasons, after widespread protests on several campuses against the Israel-Gaza conflict. Police arrested 93 people on campus for trespassing and dismantled an encampment. USC also revoked permission for Muslim student Asna Tabassum to give a valedictorian speech due to unspecified security threats.

Pro-Palestinian protests in universities are increasing

At other US universities, such as Emory University in Atlanta and Columbia University in New York, there have also been arrests of protesters who refused to leave the campuses.

The protests also extend into Australia, where students at the University of Sydney set up tents and called for divestment from Israel-linked companies. They criticized Prime Minister Anthony Albanese for his policies towards Israel and Gaza, urging the government to strongly condemn the violence.