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Amid protests and police raids, US schools try to keep the peace at graduation

Reuters Ahead of the University of Michigan’s commencement on Saturday, the school has trained staff volunteers in how to mitigate disruptions: a change from the usual duties of guiding guests around campus and showing them to their seats. Everyone facilitating the University of Illinois’ commencement the following weekend will have undergone similar special training. At […]

Fresh chaos, arrests on US college campuses as police flatten camp at UCLA

Updated: 12:25pm (AEST) Los Angeles, US Reuters Police forcibly removed scores of defiant pro-Palestinian protesters at several colleges on Thursday, including taking down an encampment at UCLA in a jarring scene that underscored the heightened chaos that has erupted at universities this week. In the pre-dawn hours, helmeted police swarmed a tent city set up […]

Police mass near UCLA pro-Palestinian protest camp, a day after violent clashes

Los Angeles/New York, US Reuters Law enforcement officers massed by the hundreds on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles after darkness fell on Wednesday in preparation to clear out a pro-Palestinian protest camp attacked the night before by pro-Israel supporters. Live television footage showed police in tactical gear filing onto the […]

Police arrest scores of pro-Palestinian protesters on US university campuses

Reuters Pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested on a handful of US university campuses on Saturday, as activists vowed to keep up the movement seeking a ceasefire in Israel’s war with Hamas among other demands. The Indiana University police department in Bloomington said in an emailed statement that 23 protesters were arrested there. Students walk past a […]