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World News May 6, 2024

Student protests against Israel’s offensive in Gaza spread

Protests in solidarity with Gaza have erupted globally, notably on U.S. campuses where demonstrators faced police intervention. President Biden emphasized the need for order. France saw police evicting protesters from Sciences Po, while dialogue initiatives at Sorbonne aimed for inclusivity. In Germany, police cleared demonstrators at Humboldt University, drawing criticism from Berlin’s mayor. Canadian campuses, including McGill University, witnessed ongoing protests demanding divestment from Israel. Australia’s Sydney University hosted rival Gaza-Israel demonstrations, with mostly peaceful outcomes. Trinity College Dublin initiated a sit-in, echoing solidarity with Palestine. In Mexico, UNAM students rallied for Palestine’s freedom, seeking government disengagement from Israel. Switzerland’s Lausanne University saw a peaceful academic boycott call against Israel, extending until Monday.

Source – CGTN

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