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Day 8: Tear gas, rubber bullets, officers injured — unruly anti-Israel campus protests continue

Chaos continued to erupt at several campuses Thursday as police forcibly removed and arrested pro-Palestinian protesters who refused to vacant their campus tent encampments in protest of the Hamas-Israel war.

The protests began last Thursday at Columbia University, and have since spread to several dozen universities across the nation. Quite a few are marked with chaos, police in riot gear, and students and other community agitators refusing to disperse despite multiple warnings.

More than 100 pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested at Emerson College on Thursday morning where four police officers were hurt rounding up demonstrators who refused to leave, CBS News Boston reported.

“Police reportedly warned them to leave and many who didn’t were arrested. …Classes at Emerson were canceled for the day Thursday and students were offered counseling,” it reported.

Officers used tear gas and rubber bullets to quell the unruly crowd at Emory University, according to several news reports.

“Several dozen protesters trespassed into Emory University’s campus early Thursday morning and set up tents on the Quad,” Emory University said in a statement to Fox News. “These individuals are not members of our community. They are activists attempting to disrupt our university as our students finish classes and prepare for finals. Emory does not tolerate vandalism or other criminal activity on campus. The Emory Police Department ordered the group to leave and contacted Atlanta Police and Georgia State Patrol for assistance.”

A building at Cal Poly Humboldt is still occupied by protesters as of Thursday, prompting the university to remain closed through Sunday and switch to remote classes, its website states.

Gideon Askowitz, president of Jewish Students for America, posted on X Thursday night he was assaulted when he entered a pro-Palestinian encampment at a CUNY school.

The New York Times reported several additional campuses faced unrest Thursday, including at Indiana University in Bloomington, where 33 people were removed from a campus encampment and arrested.

As The College Fix has previously reported, chaotic clashes that led to arrests last week and earlier this week have occurred at Yale, Columbia, New York University, UT-Austin, and the University of Southern California, among others.

Other schools at which pro-Palestinian quad encampments have been set up include the University of Minnesota, Princeton, Cornell, Tufts, and Northwestern and universities.

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