Protests roiling US colleges escalate with arrests, new encampments and closures


April 24, 2024

NEW YORK (AP) — The Israel-Hamas war protests creating friction at universities across the United States escalated Tuesday as some colleges encouraged students to attend classes remotely and dozens faced charges after setting up tents on campuses and ignoring official requests to leave.

The protests had been bubbling for months but kicked into a higher gear after more than 100 pro-Palestinian demonstrators who had camped out on Columbia University's upper Manhattan campus were arrested last week.

With tensions at Columbia continuing to run high and some students afraid to set foot on the campu...

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