Advice to India on democracy… America did such a thing, it is embarrassing


Washington. During recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations on various college campuses across the US, police have arrested more than 2,300 people and cleared out tents and buildings occupied by protesters on campuses. An officer also fired a bullet to disperse protesters gathered inside Columbia University’s administrative building, the prosecutor’s office has confirmed. According to Doug Cohen, a spokesman for District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office, no one was injured by the officer-involved gunfire inside Hamilton Hall on Columbia campus late Tuesday night.

Cohen said Thursday that the shot was not aimed at anyone and that other officers were present at the time but no students were present nearby. He said Bragg’s office is reviewing the incident. More than 100 people were arrested in a crackdown in Colombia amid recent campus demonstrations over the Israel-Hamas war. Data collected by The Associated Press on Thursday found that there have been at least 50 arrests at 40 US colleges and universities since April 18.

Police ordered pro-Palestinian protesters to leave tents set up at New York University on Friday morning. According to university spokesman John Beckman, about a dozen protesters were arrested who refused to obey police orders, while about 30 others left voluntarily. He said that classes on Friday will run as per schedule. The spokesperson said that on April 22, a large camp was demolished and more than 130 protesters were arrested.

FIRST PUBLISHED: May 3, 2024, 23:44 IST

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