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Scripps News Reports: Campus Chaos

What do those protesting the war in Gaza want? What's driving clashes between demonstrators and police on college campuses? And as it all goes on, do students still feel safe?
Scripps News Investigates: Campus Chaos
Posted at 7:30 PM, May 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-02 21:29:59-04

In two weeks more than 1,000 have been arrested amid tense protests on college campuses across the nation.

Scripps News goes inside different perspectives driving these protests as the war in Gaza grinds on. Some see efforts to stop an ongoing massacre. Others see antisemitism and calls for the eradication of Israel.

Members of the New York Police Department strategic response team load arrested protesters from Columbia University onto a bus

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Protesters in custody after Columbia University calls in police to end pro-Palestinian occupation

AP via Scripps News
5:22 AM, Apr 30, 2024

We explain the context and the history of these clashes on campus, including the months of war in Gaza that have boiled over into frustration in the U.S.

We lay out timelines of protests and escalation, and explain what those on the many sides of the issue want — be it university divestment from Israel, safety on their campuses, or a stronger response from President Joe Biden.

Rep. William Timmons, accompanied by other members of Congress, speaks to the media after touring the George Washington University student encampment.

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Some college student protesters are now facing criminal charges

Jamal Andress
5:41 PM, May 01, 2024