Police at Columbia and UCLA campuses live updates as they disrupt colleges across the country

7:30 PM ET, May 1, 2024

What do we know about the protests and arrests on college campuses across America?

From CNN staff

Hundreds of protesters have been arrested on college campuses across the country in the past 24 hours. Most of the demonstrations called for schools exemption From organizations that support Israel and War in Gaza.

Clashes broke out between law enforcement and protesters, leaving one person hospitalized University of California, Los Angeles After violent clashes between pro-Palestinian protesters and counter-protesters on Tuesday night.

In New York, around 300 protesters were arrested overnight after authorities cleared encampments and an occupied building at Columbia University and City College.

Here's what's happening across the country:

NYPD officers line the closed streets around Columbia University on Tuesday, April 30.

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  • Colombia: Discussions are ongoing about what will happen at graduation, the ongoing NYPD presence on campus and the university's next steps in light of Tuesday night's events, the dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism said. Among those arrested Tuesday, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said he did not feel any harm. How many outsiders?. New York City Mayor Eric Adams said there were people on campus earlier Shouldn't have been there.
New York University students set up a “Liberation Zone” tent camp on April 22 in Gold Plaza at the NYU Stern School of Business.

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  • NYU: Among those arrested last week on the New York University campus were; Less than half Current students, faculty and staff according to the university. On April 22, 133 people were arrested at Gold Plaza on campus and 65 were current students, faculty and staff, the university said.
An NYPD officer removes a tent set up by pro-Palestinian protesters inside a Fordham University building in New York on Wednesday, May 1.


  • Fordham University Lincoln Center: This was reported by the New York Police Department Arrested people After breaking up a camp on Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus Wednesday afternoon. The police department said the university requested assistance from the NYPD.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators rebuild a barricade around a camp on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Wednesday. Pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli supporters clashed at the school before police were dispatched to the campus. According to several reports.

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  • UCLA: Fifteen people were injured and One person was hospitalized According to officials, after protestors and counter-protesters clashed on campus. The UC Office of the President has ordered an “independent external review” of the school's actions. UCLA Chancellor Gene Black said the school is conducting a “thorough investigation” that could lead to “arrests, expulsions and terminations.”
Hundreds of student protesters remained on the library campus Wednesday afternoon, many locking arms and holding a silent vigil.

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Hundreds of people surrounded the library campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wednesday afternoon, hours after law enforcement tore down tents in the area. Protesters Locked arms during demonstration And tents appeared Again After the police left the premises. Principal Jennifer L. Mnookin said.
A view of the derelict Portland State University Library building in Portland, Oregon, as seen Tuesday, April 30.

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  • Portland State University: Negotiations with student protesters at Portland State University occupied the campus library It fell early Wednesday morning, but about 50 people left the building, the university's president said. Between 50 and 75 protesters entered the Branford Price Miller Library on Monday, Portland Police Chief Bob Day previously told CNN.
On Wednesday, May 1, protesters marched to the admissions building at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Emory University: A group of protestors carrying away Pro-Palestinian signs Undergraduate students gathered outside the admissions building on Wednesday. A police officer stood inside the door of the building and a small group of protesters remained inside.
On Wednesday, May 1, a man camped out at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

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  • University of Pennsylvania: Campus police removed the banners and detained a man for spraying an unknown liquid University of PennsylvaniaAccording to CNN affiliate WPVI, the pro-Palestinian camp. University public safety officials did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment, however, campus police officials said Philadelphia Inquirer The person is not affiliated with UPenn.

Here's what else to know:

  • On the campaign trail: The White House tried to answer questions about President Joe Biden's quiet silence About the objections pointed out to him Condemnation against bigotry. Biden will deliver a keynote speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Tuesday, it announced earlier. Former President Donald Trump He described New York police officers' removal of a Columbia University building occupied by pro-Palestinian protesters as “a beautiful thing to see.”
  • On Capitol Hill: The House has passed a bill on a much broader scale Expand the definition of antisemitism. Supporters of the law say it will help combat anti-Semitism on college campuses, but opponents say it overreaches and threatens free speech.
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