Pro-Palestinian Protesters Occupy Stanford President’s Office


Pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested and suspended after taking over and occupying the office of Stanford University’s president.

Officials confirmed that thirteen individuals inside the building were arrested, and those who were students were “immediately suspended.”

“We are appalled and deeply saddened by the actions that occurred on our campus earlier today,” Stanford President Saller and Provost Jenny Martinez said in a joint statement.

Photos posted to social media showed graffiti on Stanford University buildings stating, “De@th 2 Isr@hell,” “F**k Amerikkka,” and “Free Palestine.”

“We have three demands,” the protester states. “First, we demand that divestment is put on the agenda of the Board of Trustees meeting on June 12 and 13. Second, we demand that Stanford disclose their 2022 financial year investments. Finally, we demand amnesty for all student protesters on Stanford’s campus.”

In April and early May, anti-Israel protesters at various college and university campuses across the nation started encampments and staged protests over the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

The protests and encampments at university campuses such as George Washington University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Vermont, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others, were inspired by an initial encampment established at Columbia University on April 17.

The day after the encampment at Columbia University was suspended, several students were suspended, and hundreds of protesters were arrested. Another encampment emerged and remained until the New York Police Department (NYPD) conducted a raid of the campus after protesters seized control of an academic building.

Elizabeth Weibel
Elizabeth Weibel
Maryland raised. Virginia based.

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