After Negotiations Collapse, Police Sweep Through Columbia U. and Arrest Dozens

By J. Brian Charles

Police use a special vehicle to enter Hamilton Hall which protesters occupied, as other officers enter the campus of Columbia University, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York City, U.S., April 30, 2024.

David Dee Delgado, Reuters, Redux
New York City police officers enter Columbia U.’s Hamilton Hall to arrest protesters who had occupied the building on Tuesday.
President Nemat (Minouche) Shafik called some behavior by pro-Palestinian activists, including the takeover of Hamilton Hall, “acts of destruction, not political speech.”

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