Pro-Palestinian Protesters Take Over Student Services Building at California State University

Protesters barricaded themselves inside the student services building, Cal State LA, June 13, 2024. Photo: X/ @vwritesap

June 13, 2024 Hour: 8:39 am

Students set up a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” on May 1, calling for the university to divest from doing business with Israel

On Wednesday, a group of pro-Palestinian protesters took over the student services building at California State University in Los Angeles (Cal State LA).


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The protesters have been engaged in unauthorized protest activity on the lower floors of the building and barricaded the building, said Erik Frost Hollins, a university spokesperson.

President of Cal State LA Berenecea Johnson Eanes, who took office this January, is stuck sheltering in place in her office on the eighth floor of the building, reported local KABC television station.

Some social media posts show protesters fortifying their barricades outside the building as they wait for Eanes to negotiate with them.

The protest came two days after 25 pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested Monday by police at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Students set up a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” at Cal State LA on May 1, calling for the university and its partners to divest from doing business with Israel.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have been spreading at colleges and universities across California and the country amid the ongoing Israel offensive against the Gaza Strip.

Sources: Xinhua

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