2,000 people have been arrested at Pro-Palestine protests nationwide as protests continue at more than 40 colleges


Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Important Takeaways:

  • At least 200 people were arrested at UCLA Thursday, bringing the nationwide total of arrests to more than 2,000 at dozens of college campuses since police cleared an encampment at Columbia University in mid-April, according to a tally by The Associated Press.
  • Demonstrations — and arrests — have occurred in almost every corner of the nation. But in the last 24 hours, they’ve drawn the most attention at the University of California, Los Angeles, where chaotic scenes played out early Thursday as officers in riot gear surged against a crowd of demonstrators.
  • The arrests came after officers spent hours threatening arrests over loudspeakers if people did not disperse. A crowd of more than 1,000 had gathered on campus, including inside a barricaded tent encampment. Protesters and police shoved and scuffled as officer’s encountered resistance. Video showed police pulling off protesters’ helmets and goggles as they were detained.
  • [According to NBC News: Campus protest encampments continue at more than 40 colleges nationwide, despite the breakup of the Columbia building occupation, as well as widespread arrests and threats of suspension or expulsion there.]

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