People were detained at 4 North American universities on Saturday (April 27), says newspaper; dwarf candidate for president also enters the account

Around 200 protesters were arrested on Saturday (April 27, 2024) in pro-Palestine demonstrations held at universities in the United States. According to the newspaper New York Timesthe numbers were released by the local Civil Police.

Arrests were carried out in the following institutions:

  • Northeastern University;
  • Arizona State University;
  • Indiana University;
  • Washington University in Saint Louis.

There were 100 detainees at Washington University alone. Among them was the candidate for president for Green Party (the left-wing American Green Party), Jill Stein.

The candidate confirmed the episode on her social networks. “Stein’s campaign supports the demands of students and their peaceful protests and gatherings on campus.”, he wrote the politics team at X (formerly Twitter).

Protests began on April 18 across the country. There have been more than 800 total arrests in the United States since that day. O NOW states that most people have already been released in “many cases”.

The movement is part of a wave of protests that have been taking place at North American universities. Students are calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, in addition to effective measures by rectors to cut ties with companies that support Israel’s war against Hamas.

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A Northeastern University states that the participants in the demonstrations were “infiltrators”. He also mentioned the use of prejudiced speeches against Jews, ssecond one statement published no X. Protesters say the insults came from Israel supporters.

“This morning, the Northeastern University Police Department – ​​in cooperation with local law enforcement partners – began clearing an unauthorized encampment on the Boston campus. What began as a student protest 2 days ago has been infiltrated by professional organizers with no affiliation with Northeastern. Last night, the use of anti-Semitic slurs, including ‘Kill the Jews’, crossed the line. We cannot tolerate this kind of [discurso de] hatred. As part of the evacuation of the site, approximately 100 individuals were detained by the police. Students who presented valid enrollment at Northeastern were released. They will face disciplinary procedures within the university, not legal action. Those who refused to disclose their affiliation were arrested.”the university said in its X profile.

A video posted on Twitter shows a small crowd gathered. A person in the center told the protesters: “Repeat after me”. Then the same individual says: “Kill the Jews”. The crowd does not repeat the phrase.

According to protesters, this pro-Israel person asked them to repeat the phrase as a form of irony. Right after saying “kill the Jews” and listen to the silence, he speaks: “That’s what you [que estão protestando] want”.

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Since the start of the war between Israel and the extremist group Hamas, on October 7, 2023, anti-Semitic attitudes were registered at North American universities. The issue even resulted in the renounce by Claudine Gay as president of Harvard University, on January 2.

Camps were set up in at least 39 institutions. Among them, the police intervened in 15 and arrested more than 400 students in the country for non-compliance with campus rules.


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