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Jose Garcia

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Sun Apr 21, 2024, 06:53 PM Apr 21

White House Thoroughly Denounces Columbia University Protests: 'Blatantly Antisemitic, Unconscionable, and Dangerous'

Source: Mediaite

President Joe Biden’s White House denounced Columbia University’s pro-Palestinian protests as “blatantly anti-Semitic and dangerous.”

Over the last week, hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters have gathered to demand an end to the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. The student protesters set up what they called a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” and included tents, signs, and more. The actions have led to hundreds of activists being arrested, including the daughter of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

The White House on Sunday issued a statement condemning the protests after videos on social media captured demonstrators praising Hamas and denouncing the Israeli government.

“While every American has the right to peaceful protest, calls for violence and physical intimidation targeting Jewish students and the Jewish community are blatantly Antisemitic, unconscionable, and dangerous – they have absolutely no place on any college campus, or anywhere in the United States of America,” said White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates.

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From WABC-TV: Three more arrests SouthBayDem Apr 21 #1

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1. From WABC-TV: Three more arrests
Sun Apr 21, 2024, 09:03 PM
Apr 21

WABC-TV, 3 people arrested in demonstrations at Columbia University; tense moments between NYPD, protesters:

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- New video shows tense moments between the NYPD and pro-Palestinian protesters as demonstrations continued outside of Columbia University over the weekend.

Protesters outside of Columbia returned Sunday to lend their support to the students on campus who continue a sit-in with their sleeping bags and books.

Police say they arrested three people on Saturday, far fewer than the 113 people taken into custody earlier in the week.

"The students at Columbia took a very brave step and said enough is enough," said The People's Form Educational Director Layan Fuleihan.
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