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Over 1500 protesters arrested across 30 US campuses in just a month. Here are 10 points where things stand now



Over the past few days, local and country police forces have arrested hundreds of students during protests against the Israel-Hamas war across several US colleges and university campuses.

Protesters are taken into custody as law enforcement dismantle an encampment by pro-Palestinian students at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Chess Plaza on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Richardson. More than a dozen protesters were arrested. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)(AP)

From April 18, to date, more than 1,500 students have been arrested in over 30 colleges across the country per CNN’s calculated analysis.

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Universities, including the University of California(UCLA), have cancelled classes at the main graduation ceremony, moved to remote classes, and prospected restrictions on campuses.

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Here are the 10 critical updates on where things stand now:

UCLA vice-chancellor Mary Osako said she was “sickened” by the “acts of violence.”

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Louis Charbonneau, United Nations Director, said, “There have been troubling reports of antisemitic incidents in and around Columbia University’s campus.”

“Allegations of antisemitic acts and speech by individuals, as well as acts of Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination, should be investigated and addressed on the merits in a case-by-case basis, through fair and transparent processes.”

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