Anti-Israel Protestors Cause Even More Chaos At Major Campus

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( – On Saturday anti-Israel protesters had gathered at the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina ahead of the commencement ceremony. 

The protest was held at the Peace and Justice Plaza on campus, where the Students for Justice in Palestine campus chapter celebrated the seniors who had been suspended following the protest at UNC. In an Instagram post, the group stated that they knew that the movement for Palestine’s liberation was guided by “deep love” and sacrifice. They also pointed out that amnesty for the students is connected to the struggle against the Palestinian genocide and called for people to join them in taking back the university. 

Following the celebration the group had marched across the campus and had carried tents and picket signs. The protesters then marched to the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower before 7 p.m. which was the location and time of the graduation ceremony. 

The protesters had also marched to the South Building which houses the office of the Chancellor, while some were chanting and others were throwing red paint on the stairs. There were also demonstrators who left red handprints on the pillars, while others used chalk to write on the building. 

The protesters had also been chanting during the graduation photos and had held a 15-minute silence in honor of the thousands of people who have been killed in Gaza since the start of the war in October. The war in Gaza was started as a military retaliation from the Israeli forces for the attack on Oct. 7. 

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