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More than 2,000 arrested during pro-Palestinian protests at US universities

MADRID, 3 May.

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More than 2,000 arrested during pro-Palestinian protests at US universities

MADRID, 3 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -

More than 2,000 people have been arrested in the context of the pro-Palestinian protests that have been taking place over the last two weeks on the campuses of numerous universities in the United States, which have become the scene of riots, clashes with the Police and acts of violence. vandalism.

On Thursday alone, around 200 people were arrested during the dismantling of the camp set up by protesters at the University of California complex to show their rejection of the Israeli government's policies and demand that educational institutions withdraw their ties with any company that support Israel's offensive against the Gaza Strip.

The Los Angeles Police have also had to intervene due to violent clashes involving pro-Palestinian youth camped there and counter-protesters who wanted to put an end to the rally. The university had declared the camp illegal, similar to others installed in multiple educational centers in the country as a symbol of support for the Palestinian people.

Columbia University, in New York, has also become one of the main epicenters of the protests. On Tuesday, about 400 people were arrested as police evacuated the symbolic Hamilton Hall building, located on campus and temporarily occupied by protesters, who had barricaded themselves inside.

These arrests have also spread to Portland State University, the University of Arizona, Indiana University, the University of Washington, Emerson College, Northeastern University, the University of Texas, Dartmouth College, Yale, Virginia Tech and the University of Southern California, where arrested students will face disciplinary action.

The country's president, Joe Biden, has drawn a line between what he considers peaceful demonstrations and violent acts, while urging the population to avoid committing public disorder crimes while ruling out the intervention of the National Guard.

From Israel, the president, Isaac Herzog, has sent a message of support to the Jewish communities around the world in response to the "dramatic resurgence of anti-Semitism" and has accused academic institutions of "celebrating and justifying" the attacks of September 7. October perpetrated by Hamas on Israeli soil.