Scenes From the Student Protests Churning Across the Country


As the academic year comes to a close, tensions continue to rise at pro-Palestinian student encampments at college campuses nationwide. Some universities are increasing security measures, including deploying police to remove demonstrators.

Since April 18, when at least 108 protesters were arrested at Columbia University, there have been over 800 arrests at nearly two dozen campuses. Arrests have continued into Tuesday.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of police officers in riot gear arrested dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Columbia nearly 24 hours after they took over Hamilton Hall. The occupation of the building led administrators to close off the campus to everyone but students living in the dormitories and essential staff members. Columbia’s president, Nemat Shafik, asked the police to maintain a presence on campus through at least May 17 to prevent further encampments or occupations.

On the West Coast, at California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, protesters were barricaded inside Siemens Hall for more than a week.

Here are the latest photos and video from the protests:

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