Updated April 19th, 2024 at 12:48 IST

Chaos Unfolds at Columbia University, Over 100 Pro-Palestinian Students Arrested

The New York police have removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University and arrested dozens of people.

Reported by: Digital Desk
Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia. | Image:AP
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Columbia: Chaos unfolded after several students including the daughter of US Rep Ilhan Omar, were involved in contesting Pro-Palestine protests Columbia and Barnard College were suspended.

The New York police have removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University and arrested dozens of people.

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The department did not immediately identify those taken into custody. Mayor Eric Adams said over 100 arrests were made.

Omar was present at a congressional hearing Wednesday and had questioned Columbia president Nemat Shafik about the school’s targeting of pro-Palestinian protesters.

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The students had been protesting on campus since early Wednesday, demanding the school divest from companies they claim profit from Israeli military action in Gaza.

(Inputs from AP)

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Published April 19th, 2024 at 12:48 IST