NYPD cops in riot gear arrest dozens of NYU students, faculty at anti-Israel encampment on campus



The NYPD began arresting dozens of student and faculty protestors at New  York University Monday night where anti-Israel demonstrators had earlier set up a “Gaza Solidarity” encampment, according to the college’s newspaper.

The cops in riot gear cuffed the protesters – who are demanding NYU divest from holdings tied to Israel over the ongoing violence in Gaza — with zip ties and led them to police buses that had arrived near the campus hours earlier, the university’s student-run newspaper Washington Square News reported.

Moments earlier, police blasted a message over a megaphone, ordering the protesters to disperse or face arrest for trespassing, according to the newspaper.

New York University students set up a ‘Liberated Zone’ tent encampment in Gould Plaza at NYU Stern School of Business. Derek French/Shutterstock

A group of students had set up tents at the private university’s Gould Plaza on West 4th Street at around 6 a.m. and were joined by hundreds more later in the day including anti-Israel activists outside the college community.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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