Over 60 protesters arrested at the University of Massachusetts

Police arrested more than 60 protesters Tuesday night on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus.

Students and protesters gathered on the university’s south lawn to return to a previously cleared encampment and condemn the Israeli military for taking the Gazan side of Rafah Crossing. Police officers were called because the encampment violated the school’s policies.

BREAKING: Wild footage as more arrests happen at UMass Amherst. UMass Amherst SJP is claiming over 130 students have been arrested. pic.twitter.com/DDYNfACROe

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Protesters constructed a barricade around the encampment on the university’s south lawn, 22News reported. They said they would not leave until their demands were met, which included, among other things, divesting from any partnerships with weapons manufacturers.

“A big thing is divesting from war profiteers and divesting from a genocide in general. A big focus has been around Raytheon because it’s
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