“Stand with passion: Pro-Palestinian protest rallies for justice, raising awareness and advocating for change. Join the movement today!” While dozens of people were taken into custody on Monday at Yale and N.Y.U., administrators there, as well as on campuses around the nation, are at a loss for ways to quell protests that are predicted to continue for the remainder of the academic year.

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After a confrontation with the university’s administration, police stormed into New York University on Monday night to arrest protesting students.

On Monday morning at Yale, police cuffed protestors’ wrists with zip ties and led them onto campus shuttles where they were given trespassing summonses.

On Monday, Columbia canceled its classrooms, streaming lectures online and advising students to stay at home.

Public access to Harvard Yard was suspended. Administrators debated how to handle encampments that resembled the one that the police removed at Columbia last week and that protestors swiftly rebuilt nearby at universities like Tufts and Emerson. Meanwhile, at the University of California, Berkeley, a brand-new encampment emerged on the West Coast.
Not even a week following the Authorities at some of the most prestigious institutions in the nation were trying, and mostly failing, to calm campuses shattered by the violence in Gaza and Israel, as evidenced by the detention of over 100 protestors at Columbia.


An overhead photograph shows a sizable gathering of people surrounding a demonstrator who is using a bullhorn while standing atop the Sundial.
Monday’s demonstrations on Columbia’s campus persisted despite last week’s arrests.Give credit…For The New York Times, C.S. Muncy Protesters demanded their institutions cut their financial links to Israel and its military suppliers during Monday’s unrest, which fell on the first day of Passover. Many Jewish students were once again filled with anxiety for their safety as a result of some demonstrations and shouts that crossed the line into antisemitism. A few academic staff members condemned the suppression of nonviolent protesters and expressed concern that academia’s goal of fostering free discussion was in jeopardy. Donors and alumni furious.

Additionally, several members of Congress have called for the resignation of Columbia’s president, Nemat Shafik, after Dr. Shafik attempted to appease them last week by using language and strategies that inflamed tensions on her own campus.

Administrators dealing with protests appear to be running out of choices. It is almost a certain that the protests will continue in one form or another on some campuses until the conclusion of the school year, and even then graduation ceremonies might turn into highly contentious events.

Since the largest protests are now limited to a few universities, the administrators’ methods occasionally look to change every hour of the day.

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Four days after police in riot gear assisted in clearing a portion of Columbia University’s campus, Dr. Shafik stated in an early Monday message to students and staff, “I know that there is much debate about whether or not we should use the police on campus, and I am happy to engage in those discussions.”

The need to rely on anybody else to keep our community secure would be eliminated, she continued, “but I do know that better adherence to our rules and effective enforcement mechanisms would.” “This should be something we can do on our own.”

Since October, protestors have varied in their ferocity.

7 The Israel strike by Hamas. However, just as Dr. Shafik was getting ready to appear before Congress last Wednesday, Columbia students set up an encampment, sparking a new round of disturbance.

She promised to deal more harshly with unapproved protests on the campus of the private institution during that hearing in front of a Republican-led House committee in Washington, and the following day she requested that the encampment be cleared by the New York Police Department. Along with the over 100 arrests, Columbia also suspended a large number of students. A lot of Columbia faculty members, students, and alumni expressed concern that the school was stifling free discussion, which is essential to the American college experience.
More demonstrations outside Columbia’s gates, where Jewish students claimed to have been singled out, were sparked by the more severe approach.

with racist taunts and talked about feeling in danger on their way to and from school.

Protests on various other campuses were sparked by the Upper Manhattan ruckus that was getting out of control.

Malak Afaneh, a law student protesting at the University of California, Berkeley, remarked, “We’re all a united front.” “This was motivated by Columbia University students, who are, in my opinion, the core of the student movement. We were all greatly inspired by their courage and solidarity with Palestine.”

Yale students congregated at Beinecke Plaza in New Haven, Connecticut, for several days to demand that the university withdraw from arms manufacturers as a result of the events at Columbia.

Peter Salovey, the president of Yale, stated on Monday that administrators had spoken with the demonstrators for “many hours,” offering an offer that Including a meeting with Yale’s Corporation Committee on Investor Responsibility’s trustee. But by late Sunday, Dr. Salovey said, university authorities had concluded that the negotiations were failing and expressed concern over reports that “the campus environment had become increasingly difficult.”

 

Pro-Palestinian protest.

Dr. Salovey reported that on Monday morning, the authorities detained sixty individuals, 47 of them were students. “The safety and security of the entire Yale community in mind and to allow access to university facilities by all members of our community,” the university stated upon deciding to make the arrests.
However, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a significant New Haven intersection in the hours following the arrests.

A student holding a megaphone is standing in the center of the road., protestors around her.

 

On Monday, demonstrators from Yale University took over a nearby crossroads.Adrian Martinez Chavez is credited to The New York Times.
One shout went, “We demand that Yale divests.”

Another exclaimed, “Free Palestine!”

Protesters claimed that the response at Beinecke Plaza had encouraged them rather than intimidated them.

Chisato Kimura, a Yale law student, said, “It’s pretty appalling that Yale responds by sending in the cops and having 50 students arrested to students exercising their freedom of speech and engaging in peaceful protest on campus grounds — which is supposed to be our community, our campus.”

In Massachusetts, where Harvard administrators took action to restrict the likelihood of protests by closing Harvard, the scene was less tense.

Harvard Yard, the 25-acre center of Cambridge University, is open through Friday. Students were advised that actions such as setting up unapproved tents or blocking building doors could result in disciplinary action from the university.

Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee announced on social media on Monday that the organization has been suspended by the university. A loose coalition of college organizations called National Students for Justice in Palestine declared that it thought the ruling was “clearly intended to prevent students from replicating the solidarity encampments” that are springing up around the country. “Committed to applying all policies in a content-neutral manner,” Harvard stated in a statement.

Protesters had established camps at Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Emerson College in the Boston region. But for the time being, those protests seemed less extravagant than those at Yale and New York, where protesters set up camp outside the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Before the cops arrived, there were protesters outside of New York University.Give credit…Adam Gray Photo courtesy of The New York Times

Protesters yelled, “Students, students, hold your ground!” “N.Y.U., give up!”Adam Gray of The New York Times is credited.
Although they put up with the protest for hours, NYU authorities made it clear on Monday night that they were losing patience. As protesters disregarded a 4 p.m. deadline to leave the area, police officers congregated close to the protest location. With dusk drawing near, sirens went off and cops with helmets and zip ties gathered. Vans carrying prisoners were waiting close by.

Protesters yelled, “Students, students, hold your ground!” “N.Y.U., give up!”

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