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Pro-Palestinian Protests Dwindle on Campuses as Some US College Graduations Marked by Defiant Acts

Pro-Palestinian protests lessen on campuses, while select U.S. college graduations witness acts of defiance amidst ongoing tensions.

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  • 13, May, 2024
Jivika Chawla
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Pro-Palestinian Protests Dwindle on Campuses as Some US College Graduations Marked by Defiant Acts

At Duke University's commencement, around 30 students protested comedian Jerry Seinfeld's speech, opposing his support for Israel amidst ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Seinfeld, set to receive an honorary doctorate, faced dissent as students chanted "free Palestine" and brandished Palestinian flags. This incident mirrored broader campus activism nationwide, where students demanded institutional divestment from Israel and its supportive entities.

The protests weren't isolated; they were part of a larger trend seen across U.S. campuses. Weeks of demonstrations resulted in nearly 2,900 arrests at 57 colleges and universities. Students erected encampments and called for severing ties with Israel and affiliated businesses. From Columbia University in New York City to UCLA, campuses witnessed rallies, indicating a growing movement challenging perceived injustices in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

At Pomona College's commencement in Southern California, pro-Palestinian protesters staged a demonstration. Attempting to impede access, they clashed with police, prompting the event's relocation due to safety concerns. The ceremony, initially planned in Claremont, moved to the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles, with heightened security measures implemented.

These protests reflect deep-seated concerns about the conflict's impact and the role of institutions in addressing it. The discourse extends beyond academic realms, intersecting with broader societal and geopolitical debates. As tensions persist, campuses emerge as arenas for activism, highlighting the diverse perspectives and voices shaping discussions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Overall, the demonstrations underscore the complex dynamics surrounding the issue, with students actively engaging in advocacy and protest to voice their opinions and push for change. As the conflict continues, campuses serve as crucial platforms for dialogue, activism, and engagement with pressing global issues.

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Jivika Chawla

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