Chicago Police Arrest 68 Pro-Palestinian Protesters Outside Art Institute

Nearly 70 pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested outside the Art Institute of Chicago on Saturday as anti-Israel protests continue to expand in the nation’s big cities.

The arrests came after a group began setting up tents on the Art Institute’s small north garden area. Those arrested are being charged with criminal trespass to property, according to Chicago’s WLS-TV.

The Chicago Police said some of those responsible for trying to set up the encampment were students at the School of the Art Institute along with members of Columbia College Chicago. The CPD moved in and tore down the tents after 4:30 p.m.

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