19 Pomona College Students Arrested After Pro-Palestinian Protests

Nineteen students from Pomona College in Claremont, California, were arrested following a pro-Palestinian protest that involved occupying an administrative building on campus.

The pro-Palestinian students were protesting the removal of artwork depicting an “apartheid wall,” according to a report by the Guardian.

Eighteen students were arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing, and one student was arrested for obstruction of justice, the Claremont Police Department said.

The group Pomona Divest from Apartheid had staged a sit-in with over 150 students on April 5, according to a report by the San Bernardino Sun.

The students reportedly chanted, “Stop the killing, stop the slaughter, Gaza has no food or water!” and “Up, up with liberation. Down, down with occupation!”

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