WATCH LIVE: Northwestern students set up camps for Palestine

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Students at Northwestern University are setting up camps on the campus to protest the school’s support of Israel, according to a release.

Student Liberation Union released a statement saying that students will participate in the encampments until Northwestern stops supporting Israeli apartheid, protects student liberties and safety, ends partnership that legitimize genocide and disclose and divest from war.

The release states:

“The ongoing ethnic cleansing and genocide of the people of Gaza has made Palestinians victims of what is one of the most brutal war crimes in modern history. Because of this, Northwestern students, faculty, and staff are putting their bodies, education, and jobs on the line to stand with the Palestinian people.”

Students apart of Educators for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace and Student Liberation Union started a petition, The Northwestern People’s Resolution, that was passed by the university’s student government demanding the university stop its support of Israel.

The Northwestern protests come as pro-Palestinian protests are on the rise across many universities around the country:

  • Columbia University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Southern California
  • The Ohio State University
  • Harvard University
  • California State Polytechnic University
  • Emerson College
  • New York University
  • Yale University
  • University of California, Berkely

WGN reached out to Northwestern University but they not yet provided comment.

This story is currently developing and WGN will update as more information is provided.

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