Columbia University students stage a sit-in again against Israeli offensive on Gaza

NEW YORK: NEW YORK, Saturday, May 25, 2024 (WAFA) - Students at Columbia University in New York State staged a sit-in again outside the university gates, this time, to protest against the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip for the 232nd day. The students, along with hundreds of demonstrators, roamed the streets surrounding the university, which sparked marches and demonstrations that reached more than 120 universities and an academic center, calling to halt the Israeli aggression on the Strip. They further called to end investments of 'university endowment money' in companies that support the occupying stat and to stopping cooperation with Israeli academic institutions, especially in the research field. Students and activists also demonstrated in front of the residence of Columbia University President Nemat Shafik, who incited against the students and pushed the police to enter the campus, suppress the demonstrations, remove the sit-in tents and arrest the students, to force her to withdraw invest ments and stop cooperation with the occupying state. On April 18, students and academics who rejected the aggression on Gaza began a sit-in on the campus of Columbia University in New York, demanding that its administration stop its academic cooperation with Israeli universities and withdraw its investments in companies that support the occupation. Source: Palestine news & Information Agency - WAFA