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Campus protests continue in the US, supporters raise Palestinian flag at Harvard University campus
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Demonstrators raise Palestinian flag at Harvard University campus. Photo Courtesy: Dr. Eli David X page

Campus protests continue in the US, supporters raise Palestinian flag at Harvard University campus

| @indiablooms | 29 Apr 2024, 03:15 pm

The ongoing pro-Palestine demonstrations across US universities are spreading like wildfire with anti-Israeli demonstrators recently flying a Palestinian flag at a spot in the Harvard University which is usually reserved for the American flag.

With protests spiralling out of control in the USA, a section of the protesting students could be seen in viral video trying to occupy the Harvard campus.

In a video, three demonstrating students could be seen raising the Palestinian flag over the iconic statue of John Harvard.

As the staff removed the flags, protesters yelled 'Shame!' and chanted 'Free, free Palestine' and 'From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free', reported The Harvard Crimson.

As the campus services Harvard staff member walked away with the Palestinian flags and two HUPD police officers, a student protester on the steps of University Hall attempted to grab the flags from the facilities staffer. Surrounding protesters immediately urged him to stop, the news portal reported.

A spokesperson of the university said the student’s actions violated Harvard’s policy.

“The flags raised by protesters over University Hall were removed by Harvard facilities staff,” the spokesperson told The New York Post. “The actions are a violation of University policy and the individuals involved will be subject to disciplinary action.”

A similar web of protests has been seen in recent times on various college campuses in the USA.

The demonstrations have been taking place over Israel's counter-offensive response on Gaza following attacks carried out by Hamas on October 7, 2023.

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