Colleges that once embraced anti-Israel protests now change their tune

By Mike Fishmore | May 9, 2024

Been arrested

Anti-Israel demonstrations continue to occur on college campuses throughout the country, persisting for almost three weeks since they initially started at Columbia University.

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Over 2,600 individuals have been arrested on 50 campuses. The protesters have demanded that their institutions sever all connections with Israel due to its conflict in Gaza.

Taking swift action

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Administrators have responded in varying ways, with some universities such as UT Austin and Emory University taking swift action, while others have displayed more caution. However, several universities in the latter category are beginning to grow frustrated with the escalating confrontational behavior of certain protesters.