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Police arrest pro-Palestinian protestors at UNH

Police arrested pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday evening. Police warned protesters that they would be arrested and removed from the property if they stayed and set up tents. It was after three warnings by intercom that police officers in riot gear appeared in front of Thompson Hall. UNH Police Chief Paul Dean said their main concern about this protest was that protesters not affiliated with the university were on campus and tents were set up. >> Download the free WMUR app to get updates on the go: Apple | Google Play

Police arrested pro-Palestinian protesters at the University of New Hampshire on Wednesday evening.

Police warned protesters that they would be arrested and removed from the property if they stayed and set up tents.

It was after three warnings by intercom that police officers in riot gear appeared in front of Thompson Hall.

UNH Police Chief Paul Dean said their main concern about this protest was the presence of non-university-affiliated protesters on campus and the setting up of tents.

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Dean said setting up an encampment was a violation of the permit granted to the organizers.

Protesters cheered louder while many of them were arrested and taken away with their hands tied behind their backs.

“We’re sorry that this had to happen. We’re sorry that this had to happen. But we needed to make this clear, we’re not going to have an encampment, it’s a public space and that’s just not going to happen,” he said. Dean said. said.

Dean told News 9 law enforcement did not want to make arrests. He said UNH has worked with organizers throughout the year during their other protests, but he said the bottom line is they can’t allow an encampment to be set up there- down.

Several arrests also took place Wednesday evening during a pro-Palestinian demonstration at Dartmouth College in Hanover.

In a statement, New Hampshire State Police said in part: “This evening, New Hampshire State Police deployed personnel and various resources to the campuses of the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth College in response to illegal activity and the request of local law enforcement.

Throughout the evening, Troopers worked collaboratively to ensure the safety of those participating in First Amendment rallies and put an end to illegal actions and blatant violations of policies at both schools.

All those arrested are being processed by the University of New Hampshire Police Department and the Hanover Police Department.

Members of the New Hampshire State Police are committed to protecting the constitutional rights of Granite Staters while ensuring those who violate the law are held accountable. »

Video of the live broadcast of the arrests made at UNH:

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