Anti-Israel Protesters Cause $3 Million In Damage, Security Costs

By Bo Beard | May 30, 2024

The unfortunate loss

Protests at City College in Upper Manhattan, led by protesters against Israel, caused over $3 million in damages. One protester's flare ignited the school's admin building roof, resulting in $350,000 in damages. 

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CUNY COO Hector Batista noted the unfortunate loss as previously allocated funds for a new roof were impacted. 

$3 million

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Councilman Eric Dinowitz expressed concern over the financial impact surpassing $3 million, diverting resources that could benefit the institution and its students.