US Student Demonstration Over Genocide in Gaza Expands Police to Make Arrests

US Student Demonstration Over Genocide in Gaza Expands Police to Make Arrests. More than 2,000 people have been arrested during pro-Palestinian protests on dozens of United States campuses in recent weeks. Finally, more than 200 students were arrested at the University of California Los Angeles, Thursday, May 2 2024.

Police also cleared a fortified encampment and more than 90 students were arrested at Dermal College in New Hampshire. Dozens more were arrested at the University of New Hampshire and the University of Buffalo in New York.

Meanwhile in Oregon police moved into a school library on Thursday that had been occupied by demonstrators. Since the beginning of the week, the situation has escalated and has been accused of being an anti-democratic step, forcing US President Joe Biden to open his voice.

Since April 17, there have been arrests at at least 30 universities throughout the United States. After demonstrations against Israel’s actions in the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. In the midst of a wave of arrests of student protesters.

Three universities appear as examples of successful dialogue between the rectorate and students at Brown Northwestern and John Hopkins Universities, issuing an agreement with the protesters to stop camping on campus, as well as opening up space for discussion of university divestment from parties who support Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people.

Protesters at Brown specifically demanded that the campus make financial investments away from Israeli interests by selling shares in Israeli companies or severing financial ties with them.

John Hopkins University students asked the campus to make investments from companies including Elbit Systems, Northrop Grumman, Palantir General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Google. They are accused of supporting the Israeli government’s colonialism and genocide against the Palestinian people.

On the other hand, the Jewish committee criticized the universities’ decision. According to them, the rectorate instead bowed to the protesters’ demands and made the campus unsafe for the Jewish academic community.