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Largest French university closes as police eliminate pro-Palestinian group – POLITICO

The activist organization demanded that Sciences Po “take a principled stance by sending an official communication condemning Israel’s actions that undermine the rights and well-being of Palestinians” and that the university cut ties with ” institutions or entities that defend Zionist ideologies.” .”

Echoing the United States, pro-Palestinian student movements are organizing across France, with blockades and encampments set up on university campuses in an increasingly tense environment as Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza has been going on for months.

In a text message, the Palestine Sciences Po Committee told POLITICO that the university administration suggested protesters stay inside a cafeteria without “any outside contact.” The organizers of the movement refused this proposal which, according to them, would have made it impossible “to obtain food or speak to the press”.

The students were “peacefully evacuated” by police forces around noon on Friday, the committee said.

Protesters on college campuses across the United States have set up encampments to oppose Israel’s war, prompting intervention from the White House and leading to police action this week that resulted in scuffles and arrests.

“Threatening people, intimidating them, scaring them, that’s not a peaceful protest,” US President Joe Biden said on Thursday. “Dissent must never lead to disorder. »


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Aimant les mots, Sara Smith a commencé à écrire dès son plus jeune âge. En tant qu'éditeur en chef de son journal scolaire, il met en valeur ses compétences en racontant des récits impactants. Smith a ensuite étudié le journalisme à l'université Columbia, où il est diplômé en tête de sa classe. Après avoir étudié au New York Times, Sara décroche un poste de journaliste de nouvelles. Depuis dix ans, il a couvert des événements majeurs tels que les élections présidentielles et les catastrophes naturelles. Il a été acclamé pour sa capacité à créer des récits captivants qui capturent l'expérience humaine.
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