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Pro-Palestine protestors have sprayed purple paint on a historic constructing on the University of Cambridge.

The activists from the Palestine Action group carried out the stunt at Senate House, the place the college has held its commencement ceremonies for the reason that 18th century.

Explaining why they focused the college, they claimed Cambridge “has funded, enabled, and normalised the ongoing Palestinian genocide”.

They added that the university is investing “in weapons companies and research partnerships enabling and normalising the UK/US-backed Palestinian genocide”.

A Palestine Action spokesperson added: “Uni administration sit in ivory towers, and don’t bat an eyelid at their involvement in the ongoing genocide in Gaza.

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“The white pillars at Senate House prop up a legacy of white supremacy and colonialism, which continues to this day through investments in and partnerships with arms companies.

“Cambridge’s graduation hall is stained with the blood of Palestinians and now these stains have been made visible.”

A University of Cambridge spokesperson said they condemned the “act of vandalism.”

The newest protest motion comes as Israel continues its navy operations in Gaza, the place over 37,000 folks have been killed.

Students at universities within the UK, together with Oxford and Cambridge, arrange encampments. These had been seemingly impressed by the protests seen throughout the US in assist of Palestine.

The University of Cambridge has beforehand stated it could be “happy to talk with our students and engage with them” but it surely was “impossible to have a conversation with an anonymous group”.

Students arrange an encampment on the London School of Economics (LSE) in May after a report alleged that the universitty has invested £89 million in 137 firms concerned within the battle in Gaza in addition to fossil gasoline firms and and arms firms.

The college started authorized motion to take away the group earlier this month. The case is topic to an extra listening to.