Columbia University President demands pro-Palestine rally organizers clear ... trends now

Columbia University President demands pro-Palestine rally organizers clear ... trends now
Columbia University President demands pro-Palestine rally organizers clear ... trends now

Columbia University President demands pro-Palestine rally organizers clear ... trends now

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Columbia University President Minouche Shafik announced there is a midnight deadline for pro-Palestine protesters to reach an agreement and dismantle their encampment or she will have to consider 'alternative options.' 

The Ivy League saw its seventh day of protests on Tuesday as students stage a sit-in to demand the university divest from companies profiting from Israel's war and sever academic ties with its universities.

The university president said a group of faculty, administrators and University Senators have been negotiating with the student organizers and set a midnight deadline to reach an agreement to dismantle the encampment.

'I very much hope these discussions are successful. If they are not, we will have to consider alternative options for clearing the West Lawn,' said Shafik. 

So far more than 100 activists have been arrested. The demonstration escalated again on Monday during the Jewish holiday of Passover when staff and students walked out in protest over the NYPD being called in to control protests.

'The encampment raises serious safety concerns, disrupts campus life, and has

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