Gaza protests at US universities: Clashes between activists now additionally on the college in Los Angeles | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Clashes additionally broke out in California after the evacuation of a tent camp of pro-Palestinian activists on the campus of New York's Columbia University. At the University of California in The Angels
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protected their tent camp with barricades and plywood. Counter-demonstrators tried to tear them down. The opponents pushed and kicked one another, some attacked one another with sticks and chairs. Eventually police in riot gear arrived.

There have been horrible acts of violence on campus in the course of the evening, college consultant Mary Osako informed the campus newspaper Daily Bruin. That's why you could have them police referred to as for assist.

The mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass, spoke to the college's chancellor and stated that the police would reply to the college's request, as her spokesman Zach Seidl introduced on the quick message platform X.

Chancellor complains concerning the violence

UCLA Chancellor Gene D. Block had beforehand warned that protesters had arrange a protest camp final week, together with “both members of the UCLA community and others unaffiliated with our campus.” While most of the demonstrators and counter-protesters “behaved peacefully,” “the tactics of others were frankly shocking and shameful,” Block stated in a letter posted on the college's web site. “We have seen instances of violence,” Block stated. “These incidents have left many on our campus, particularly our Jewish students, in a state of fear and terror.”

In latest weeks, pro-Palestinian protests have unfold to a number of elite US universities. According to the demonstrators, the protest is directed towards the rising variety of deaths within the struggle between Israel and the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas within the Gaza Strip. University President Minouche Shafik had complained that most of the Jewish college students had discovered the ambiance at Columbia University in latest weeks “unbearable” and had due to this fact left the college.

In a letter to the New York Police Department, Shafik defined that the occupation of the constructing was led by individuals who weren’t related to the college.