According to the “New York Times”, the police operated in 49 institutions where students carried out pro-Palestinian acts

The number of people arrested in demonstrations at universities in the United States increased to 2,300, according to information from the New York Times published by 6pm (Brasília time) on Friday (May 3, 2024). The data has been compiled since April 18.

The survey also shows that police officers worked in 49 higher education institutions where students carried out pro-Palestinian acts. Among them are Yale, Dartmouth College, Princeton and Columbia, which are part of the Ivy League (group of the best universities in the USA).

The arrests took place after authorities were authorized by university administrations to disperse the protests and dismantle the camps. In several cases, there was conflict between students and the police.

Columbia University, in New York, had the most arrests, with 217 people detained. It is followed by University of California (200), City College of New York (173) and the University of Texas at Austin (136).


Students also held pro-Palestinian demonstrations in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Canada and Mexico.

Just like in the USA, protesters are calling for institutions to divest themselves financially from Israeli institutions and weapons companies. They also demand an end to the war in the Gaza Strip.

In the United Kingdom, acts were registered at the universities of Oxford, Newcastle, Warwick, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Swansea, Bristol and College London, according to information from the Telegraph.

In France, students occupied a building at Sciences Po Paris, one of the most prestigious in the country. According to information from the Le Figaro, the administration announced the closure of the university until May 12 because of the act. The police were at the scene this Friday (May 3) to disperse the movement.

In Mexico, protesters organized a camp at Unam (National Autonomous University of Mexico). In addition to calling for an end to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, the movement was organized in solidarity with the demonstrations in the United States. The students also call for an end to the country’s diplomatic and commercial relations with Israel.

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