“It’s a Statement About Who the University Belongs to”

Source: In These Times
by Nashwa Bawab

“Students and faculty on campuses across the country are facing repression and violent attacks from police and racist mobs for establishing ‘Popular University for Gaza’ encampments that have become some of the latest sites and frontlines in the U.S. and international resistance to the genocide in Gaza. More than 2,000 students and others have reportedly been arrested since the encampments began. … The New York Police Department has repeatedly shown up in full riot gear at Columbia University and arrested a large number of students last week. At the University of California, Los Angeles students faced off with a violent Zionist mob for hours with seemingly no protection from campus police or otherwise. Several student journalists were also attacked and injured.” (05/07/24)