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Mon May 13, 2024, 06:10 PM May 13

12 Arrested Outside NYC's New School as First Faculty-Led Gaza Solidarity Encampment Continues

Democracy Now
May 10, 2024

The first faculty-led Gaza solidarity encampment in the United States was launched Wednesday at The New School in New York City, where nearly two dozen professors and lecturers pitched tents inside the lobby of the university's main building on Fifth Avenue.

The encampment is named after the Palestinian writer, poet and professor Refaat Alareer, who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in December.

The faculty protest began after police raided a student encampment at The New School and arrested more than 40 students following a request by the university administration to clear the encampment.

On Thursday, 12 more people were arrested outside The New School as the faculty encampment continued inside.

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