Harvard University protesters raise Palestinian flag, nearly 900 arrested in US

Weeks after the mass arrests at New York's Columbia University, pro-Palestine protests continue unabated at major universities in the US, with some of these institutions resorting to police action to remove campus encampments.
Harvard University protesters raise Palestinian flag, nearly 900 arrested in US
Anjali Raj / Jaano Junction

Anti-Israel protesters at Harvard University in the US raised the Palestinian flag over the John Harvard statue in Harvard Yard, a spot which is reserved for the American flag, as demonstrations against the Gaza War continue to grip universities across the country. The number of arrests nationwide has approached 900 since the April 18 mass arrests at New York's Columbia University.

The incident at Harvard University on Saturday came as pro-Palestine protesters have refused to end their ongoing agitation at the Ivy League school's campus.

A Harvard spokesperson termed the incident "a violation of university policy", adding that the "individuals involved will be subject to disciplinary action".

Here are the latest developments:

At a refugee camp in southern Gaza's Rafah, Palestinian students staged a display of solidarity to express gratitude for the support seen on US college campuses, CNN reported. The students held banners that said "Students of Columbia University, continue to stand by us".

Also Read
'US has evidence of China's interference in elections': Antony Blinken
Harvard University protesters raise Palestinian flag, nearly 900 arrested in US

In a statement, Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Sally Kornbluthsaid talks negotiations between student protesters and administrators to end the protests came to a stalemate when "students made clear on social media that they will not accept anything less than their original demands".

Source: India Today

Stay connected to Jaano Junction on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Koo. Listen to our Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Related Stories

No stories found.
logo
Jaano Junction
www.jaanojunction.com