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Columbia University students stage anti-war encampment for Gaza

Hundreds of students have staged a Vietnam-style encampment inside the main campus of the Columbia University in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, in defiance of what they say is repression of pro-Palestinian protests at the Ivy League school in New York City.

The action - organised by several groups including Columbia University Apartheid Divest, Students for Justice in Palestine, and Jewish Voice for Peace - began hours before Columbia University President Minouche Shafik’s testimony was expected before the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

The Gaza solidarity encampment is the latest student-led action at Columbia geared to force administrators to divest from companies and institutions they deem to be profiteering from Israel's 'apartheid, genocide and occupation' in Palestine.
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