George Washington University: DC police shut down pro-Palestine campus protest

Source: BBC News [UK State Media]

“Police have arrested 33 people at George Washington University (GW) after officers moved to clear a pro-Palestinian encampment from the campus. A spokesperson for Washington DC Metro Police told the BBC that ‘a number of arrests’ were made for assaults on a police officer and unlawful entry. University students had been inside the encampment since 25 April. Since mid-April pro-Palestinian demonstrations have broken out at nearly 140 US colleges. According to the university’s independent student-run newspaper, GW Hatchet: ‘Officers gave their third and final warning to demonstrators to move at about 03:30 local time, saying all who remained in U-Yard and the stretch of H Street in front of the plaza would be arrested.’ Previously, despite GW’s efforts to offer an alternative protest site, the encampment remained. University officials say they are unsure how many of the demonstrators were students.” (05/08/24)