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New York: Mass arrest by Police as protesters occupy Hamilton Hall of Columbia University campus

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Pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia University were arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) on April 30; as Pro-Palestinian protests continued to rage at US Universities, dozens of helmeted police marched onto Columbia University’s campus. As per The New York Times, escalated tensions have gripped various universities across the US. The arrests took place hours after protesters had caught hold of a campus building. The protesters stormed and occupied Hamilton Hall of the university on the main campus overnight, waving a Palestinian flag. The officers burst through a window to enter Hamilton Hall, then led demonstrators in zip ties into law enforcement buses. The NYPD cops arrived at the university around 9 pm (local time) on April 30 and began dispersing the encampment.

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