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Date of Incident: April 27, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):University of Mary Washington

On April 27, 2024, police arrested 12 people, including nine students, at a pro-Palestine encampment at the University of Mary Washington. On April 26, 2024, the university’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) established an encampment, setting up approximately ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Prosecution

Date of Incident: April 27, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Washington University, Saint Louis

On April 27, 2024, police arrested around 100 people, including 23 students and four university employees, at a pro-Palestine protest at Washington University (WashU) in Saint Louis. The arrests took place six months after a Hamas attack on Israel on October ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Arizona State University

On April 26 and 27, 2024, police arrested around 70 people at a pro-Palestinian student encampment at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. On the morning of April 26, a group called Students Against Apartheid established an encampment outside Old Main ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Auraria Campus

On April 26, 2024, Auraria Campus Police, supported by the Denver Police Department, arrested 44 protesters, including students, campus community members, and external community members, at a pro-Palestine encampment on Auraria Campus. Auraria Campus is affiliated with the Community College of ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):George Washington University

On April 26, 2024, George Washington University’s (GWU) administration suspended seven students who has participated in a peaceful pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. On April 25, a group of George Washington University students, including some affiliated with the university’s Student Coalition for ...

Attack Types: Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Cornell University

Between April 26 and May 1, 2024, Cornell University suspended six students for their participation in a peaceful pro-Palestinian protest and encampment on campus. The suspensions took place six months after a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, during which ...

Attack Types: Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Indiana University - Bloomington

On April 25 and 27, 2024, police arrested 56 protesters, including students and faculty members, at a pro-Palestinian encampment on the campus of the Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. The arrested students and faculty members were banned from campus for ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Loss of Position | Violence

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Emerson College

On April 25, 2024, Boston police arrested over 100 people while clearing a pro-Palestine tent encampment near Emerson College. On April 21, 2024, students affiliated with Emerson College’s Students for Justice in Palestine set up an encampment in the 2 Boylston ...

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances | Imprisonment | Prosecution

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Ohio State University

On April 25, 2024, police arrested 36 people, including 16 students, at a pro-Palestinian encampment outside the student union at Ohio State University. A group of students affiliated with the university's group of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Princeton University

On April 25, 2024, Princeton University police arrested two graduate students on charges of trespassing at a peaceful pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. The arrests took place six months after a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, during which over 1,200 ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment