Apr 29, 2024 - News

⛺︎ Mapping pro-Palestine protests

College campuses with reported encampments or sit-ins related to the war in Gaza
Data: Axios research. Note: Universities with joint encampments reported separately. Locations approximated for clarity. Map: Kavya Beheraj, Tory Lysik, and Will Chase/Axios

In just over a week, about 600 people have been arrested at pro-Palestinian protests across the U.S. on at least 15 college campuses, including at the University of Minnesota.

Why it matters: Across the U.S., university administrations have cracked down — in unprecedented ways — on student demonstrators as protests grow in size and intensity.

State of play: Students are demanding that their universities cut ties with businesses that have financial ties with Israel and those that are supporting the war in Gaza.

Zoom in: At the U of M last Tuesday morning, police arrested nine people for trespassing after they set up an encampment on Northrop Mall, MPR News reported.

  • Seven of those nine arrestees were current or former students.
  • As the week went on, the university said protesters heeded police warnings and removed their tents on several occasions.

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